Somnath Live Darshan is the reality of modern technology to have darshan to get the blessings of Lord Somnath from being in any part of the world.
Lord Shiva is also known as Lord Somnath, which implies the Lord of Soma or the Moon.
Lord Shiva also holds the Soma or the Moon at his head, and the devotees called Him Someshwar.
The Somnath Jyotirlinga is considered one of the most sacred jyotirlingas in India.
Jyotirlinga itself means ‘pillar or column of light,’ and ‘stambha’ means there is no starting point or endpoint.
Somnath God refers to ‘moon’ or ‘Lord of the Soma’. The site on which the famous Somnath Temple is located is also known as ‘Prabhasa’.
Being one of the holiest places for the Hindus, the temple is visited by millions of devotees every year.
According to the legend, the moon god, Soma, is believed to have lost his shining power because of a curse, and he took a bath in the Sarasvati River that flowed in this region to regain his power.
Somnath God Temple is believed to have been constructed in the Satya Yuga by the Moon God using gold.
In Treta Yuga, the temple is believed to have been constructed using silver by Ravana. Lord Krishna is believed to have constructed this temple using Sandalwood in Dwapara Yuga.
Somnath is where the first of twelve jyotirlingas were formed. The manifestation of Lord Shiva also took place in Somnath for the first time.
When all the gods requested Prajapati Daksha to retract the curse given to the moon god, he suggested they pray to Lord Shiva.
This is why the Lord here is also referred to as Someshwar or Somnath, which means Lord of the Moon.
The Somnath Mandir is located at Veraval in Gujarat. The temple is one of the holiest places on the earth for Hindus.
This place also has one of the earliest jyotirlingas in the country.
The modern Somnath Mandir as we see it today is believed to have been built between the 1st century and 9th century CE.
However, the exact date is not known to many. Since then, the temple has been reconstructed several times owing to invasions from several Muslim rulers and invaders.
The present Somnath Mandir follows the Maru-Gurjara architecture.
The temple’s architecture is the perfect showcase of the capabilities of Sompura Salats, the gifted masons of Gujarat.
The Mandir, as we see it today, is intricately carved and has 212 relief panels spread across two levels of mandapas.
The main spire or the temple’s sikhara is located 49 feet above the sanctum.
An open plan was associated with the older Somnath Mandir.
This plan incorporated great windows that facilitated the entry of light into the circumambulation passage and the mandapa.
Also, the detailed and intricate artworks of this temple were found to be similar to the ones at Mount Abu’s Tejapala Temple.
The rebuilt Mandir too is full of artwork. The best part of the architecture of the new Mandir is that it retains the older panels whilst getting newer ones.
The distinguishing factor between the two panels is their colors.
People of any religion and race can enter the temple and have Somnath darshan.
However, no one else is allowed inside the Sanctum Sanctorum other than temple priests.
Furthermore, Somnath darshan can be had between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM daily. The aarti timings are 7:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 7:00 PM.
Somnath Temple Official Website
The Somnath Temple official website is
Devotees and general users can use the official temple website to get all the temple details.
Besides being able to book a darshan through the website, devotees can check out interesting places to visit in the region, availability of pilgrim facilities, and even book rooms whenever you visit this place of worship.
The website also highlights various social activities supported by the temple trust and the projects that are currently underway and that are expected to start shortly.
The Somnath Temple official website also has a list of temple events that devotees can take note of whenever they plan to visit the temple and several photos to check out.
Somnath Live Darshan Online
Devotees can have Somnath live darshan online by visiting the temple’s official website www.somnath.org.
Having darshan online is a great initiative by the temple authorities as many people can’t make it to the temple to visit the Lord for various reasons.
Also, differently-abled people can have the darshan of the Lord from the comforts of this home.
Somnath Darshan Online Booking
There is Somnath darshan online booking facility available to those who are constrained with time and dates.
All the devotee needs to do is enter the personal details and the date of the visit. The online booking facility of the temple is seamless and secure.
Besides booking darshan online, devotees can book rooms through the website.
There are a variety of rooms available within the temple complex that devotees can choose from and proceed to make a booking.
Somnath Darshan Booking Price
If you plan to visit the temple for a simple darshan, there isn’t a fee applicable to you.
Therefore, there is no Somnath darshan booking price for you.
However, if you wish to book a room while visiting the temple and other nearby places, then there’s an option to do the same through the official temple website.
The cost of the room depends on a variety of factors, like the type of room selected, the number of rooms, the guest house selected, the number of days of stay, etc.
The official temple website also allows devotees to do online donations or book pooja vidhi. There is also a link available for booking prasad online.
Somnath Live Darshan App
The Somnath live darshan app is beneficial to users who are always on the move or those who want to have the temple information or book services instantly.
The ‘Somnath Yatra – First Jyotirling’ app can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices.
These apps serve as a digital guide for all Lord Somnath’s devotees.
The apps not just provide instant information about the temple but also lets you book pilgrim facilities whenever you plan to visit the temple.
The purpose behind the creation of the official temple app is to make every devotee’s journey and experience of visiting the temple for a darshan comfortable and happy.
Some other notable features present in these apps are – the Somnath map, daily darshan, accommodation details, pooja vidhi details, etc.