Somnath is situated close Veraval and is around 80 kms from Junagadh. Somnath comprises of a couple of avenues driving far from its phoenix like sanctuary. The rough ocean underneath gives it a desolate, thoughtful appeal. The pioneer exchange is consistent, yet vendors are casual, maybe in yielding to the shadows cast by the dazzling sanctuary. Somnath is primarily known for the amazing shore sanctuary of Somnath, which is devoted to the Lord Shiva. on the shoreline of Arabian Sea, Somnath is a memorable sanctuary and a living tribute of rich social legacy of India which stood the unforgiving trial of time. It is situated around 5 km from Veraval a region in Junagadh locale in the Indian province of Gujarat. In view of the folklore, it is trusted that the Somnath sanctuary was initially worked by Somraj, the Moon God himself out of gold then revamped by Ravana in silver, at that point by Krishna in Wood and by Bhimdev in stone.
Somnath Temple remains as an image of rich social legacy of India. This is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas or religious Shiva hallowed places of India which is said in a few sacred texts particularly in Rig Veda. It is likewise known by a few different names like Deo Pattan, Prabhas Pattan or Pattan Somnath. in light of the written work of Arab explorer Al Biruni, this sanctuary was known for spectacular fortunes and lavishness. He cited that the sanctuary had 300 performers, 500 moving young ladies and 300 hair stylists to shave the heads of going to pioneers. He additionally composed that individuals from the remotest parts of the nation came to love at the place of worship. Incomes gathered from ten thousand towns were spent on the support of the sanctuary. Two thousand Brahmins (ministers) served the icon and a brilliant anchor appended to a gigantic ringer plate reported the beginning of supplications.
The grand transcendence and huge abundance of this sanctuary pulled in a few trespassers who came and ravaged its design excellence and plundered its impressive riches. Mahmud of Ghazini was first among them who scoured and obliterated the sanctuary in 1025 CE. It was quickly revamped by King Bhima of Gujarat and King Bhoja of Malwa. This sanctuary was devastated again by Alaf Khan, the general of Allauddin Khilji in the year 1300 CE. It was reconstructed by King Mahipala of the Chudasama line. This place of worship was crushed again in 1390, 1490, 1530 lastly in 1701 by Aurangazeb. It was modified with steadiness each time after it was annihilated.
The sanctuary is arranged at such a place, to the point that there is no land in straight-line between Somnath seashore till Antarctica. This engraving in Sanskrit is found on the Arrow-Pillar called Baan-Stambh raised on the ocean insurance divider at the Somnath Temple. The engraving on Baan-Stambh notices that it remains at a point on the Indian landmass which is the primary point ashore in the north toward the south-shaft on that specific longitude.