Shrine Eternal-Somnath Temple!! Veraval, Gujarat
Somnath- where faith continues, traditions speak, where Gods smile down and history cease...! The place is famous for the Mahadev temple, exotic beach and the Kartik Purnima Fair. The place is one of the perfect epitomes of Gujarat-Beauty personified.
Tales of its riches attracted a series of invasions, but every time the temple was invaded, it was restored to its original glory by devout Hindu worshipers. Imposing a breathtaking view from the tip of the Saurashtra peninsula and kissed by the waves of the Arabian coast, the magnificent temple has been constructed in the Chalukyan style with a Shikhara nearly 50 m tall. The temple's impressive construction includes intricate carvings, silver doors, an impressive Nandi idol and the central Shivalinga.
The place just does not have a religious calling. Behind the glorious temple lies a beautiful beach. Though it is not recommended for swimming, it is a wonderful escape into the roaring silence of nature. The temple standing here together with the beach offers a great place for nature lovers.
The place in and around the temple could be found with people packed like sardines, especially when they make this place their weekend gateway. It offers some active patches for camel rides, light snacks and local shopping.
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