The Somnath Temple location is at Prabhas Pattan near Veraval port in Saurashtra, Gujarat. It is “Shrine eternal” because it was destroyed six times in history but still every time, was rebuilt in glory.
Prabhas Pattan is the holy site of Sangam or confluence of three great mythological rivers – the Saraswati, the Hiranya and the Kapila. It is also the site where Lord Krishna was resting under a tree when an arrow struck him. He then started his final journey in life from here.
Somnath Temple structure
The temple has divisions which constitute three main areas – the Garbhagraha, the Sabhamandapam and the Nrityamandapam. The Shikhar of the temple is 150 feet high. The Kalasam or the Kalash weighs 10 tonnes. The flag pole at the top is 8.2 mt long. The temple reflects the skills of the Sompura Salats, Gujarat’s famed stone masons.
An inscription in Sanskrit found in the Banastambha also known as the “Arrow Pillar”, Abadhit Samudra Marg and Tirstambh indicates that there is no land in a straight line between the seashore until Antarctica.
Also, the significance of Somnath Temple location is that Shiva appeared in a fiery column of light from this Linga. It is the Primary or the First Jyotirlinga among the 12 Jyotirlingas in Hindu mythology. The Linga is Swayanbhu and millions of people in India and around the world worship it. Moreover, out of 12 Jyotirlingas in India, 5 of them are in and around Nasik area.