In the first part I gave an introduction about the Jyotirlingas, their names and the Dwadash Jyotirlinga Shloka. In this article I will tell you all about the first Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva i.e. Somnath. Somnath Jyotirlinga has a strategic location on the west coast. The temple has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. The old temple was made entirely of pure gold but the Mahmood of Ghazni plundered and looted the temple and broke the jyotirlinga. The present temple was constructed on the orders of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in 1951. The temple is built in Chaulukya style of temple architecture. Thetemplelocated inPrabhas PatannearVeravalinSaurashtraon the western coast ofGujarat.
PRESENT SOMNATH TEMPLE (AT DAWN)
RUINED SOMNATH TEMPLE(1869)
Story of Somnath:
Chandra, the moon god married 27 daughters of Prajapati Daksha. But he loved and favoured his one wife i.e. Rohini. The other daughters felt neglected and complained to Prajapati Daksha. Hearing this, Prajapati Daksha………
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