Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Someshwar Mahadev Temple, Somnath

The Someshwar Mahadev Temple located on the Western Cost at Somnath is one of the most prominent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. 



In the history this temple has been destroyed and rebuilt several times by Islamic kings and Hindu kings respectively. The present temple is rebuilt in 1947, and this was initiated by first Home Minister of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 



The present temple architecture represents Chalukya style of temple construction and it displays the skill of the craftsman of Gujarat.



The temple's main spire, is 15 meters in height, and on top of it has an 8 meter tall flag pole. There are beautiful sculptures on the walls or pillars of the temple.



19 comments:

George said...

This is a very beautiful temple. I'm glad it has been rebuilt and preserved.

Vicki said...

Magnificent architecture!!

krishna said...

The temple, which we read in history ..

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Fabulous temple, so detailed. Great pictures.
Many greetings!

R Niranjan Das said...

Glad to know about this temple.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful Temple,
Awesome clicks

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Chalukya architecture is so different from other architecture. Thank you for sharing.

Al said...

What a stunning temple!

magiceye said...

Beautiful temple, lovely images!

edenhills said...

Amazing architecture!

dhiru guri said...

Beautiful temple. Nice pictures.

Jeevan said...

The temple holds wonderful architecture and marvellously built! Excellent capture

NatureStop said...

Lovely images of a beautiful temple!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's very beautiful and I'm glad it has been preserved and rebuilt as necessary, . Thank you for telling us about the craftsmen who built it originally. They were skilled artisans! I like knowing about the hands that created all these wonders that you show us.

Alison Sandberg Jason Pritchard Clinton said...

impressive.

harish p i said...

Amazing architecture.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Its so beautiful !!!!

Vaisakhi said...

Been so many years when I first visited this temple but I still remember this and the half burnt temple close by so vividly. Your post reminded me of my visits :)

Easwar Arumugam said...

Looks majestic