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Shree Somnath Temple Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone enter the temple?
Yes, People of any race and religion can enter the temple. But no one is permitted to enter the main Sanctum Sanctorum except the Priests.

Can anyone make a prayer?
A Person who has the faith in Hinduism can offer his/her prayer.

What is the Darshan Timing of the Temple ?
Darshan Timing: 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
Aarti Timings: 7:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 7:00 PM.
Light And Sound Show Timing: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Except in the Monsoon / Rainy Season).

Is there any Special Facilities available for Physically Challenged and Senior Citizens?
Wheel Chairs / Golf Cart are available for physically challenged / Senior Citizens at the Main Gate of the Temple. And Lift Facility is available inside the Temple premise.

Is there any facility available for site seeing or nearby temples visit ?
Tirth Darshan Bus facility is available at a nominal charges which takes pilgrims to the Nearby Temples for Darshan. Bus Leaves from the Main Gate of Temple and Its Timings are 08:30 AM and 03:30 PM.

Do we need to pay to enter the temple?
No. Entrance is Free Of Cost.

Is there any Online Darshan Facility Available ?
Yes, Please visit our Website www.somnath.org for Online Darshan.

What are the Major Function/Events Festivals of Somnath Temple?
Shravan Month
Shivratri
Golokdham Utsav
Kartik Purnima Fair (5 Days).
Somnath Sthapana Divas

Is there any Facility / Provision available for performing Havan/Yagna ?
For Performing Havan Yagna Shala Is available. For Booking Yagna Shala Please Contact Management of Shree Somnath Trust.
Dy. General Manager
+91-9428214909

Should I remove my Footwear before entering the temple?
Yes.You have to remove your footwear before entering the temple. Shoe house is available near Cloak Room and this service is free of cost.

Can I carry my Mobile and other Gadgets along with me to the temple ?
No.All the Electronic/Electric Equipment, Gadgets are strictly prohibited (viz. Mobile, Camera, laptop, tablets, calculators, etc etc.). All these can be stored in Lockers available in Cloak Room. The Cloak room facility is free of cost.

Is there any restriction in dressing Code? Indian Sarees, Dhoties, Pant,T-Shirt, Skirts are allowed. ?
Mini Skirts and Disrespectful Dress is not permitted and you are advised to avoid it. Smoking is NOT ALLOWED within the vicinity of temple at all times.

Is photography allowed?
No. Photography is strictly prohibited. You can Purchase High Resolution Photographs / Frames from Souvenier Counter.

How to make Pooja Vidhi / donations?
Pooja Vidhi / Donations are accepted by any means (viz. Cheque/Cash/Online). Please request for a receipt, when donations are handed to the administrative staff. Alternatively you can deposit in the donation box kept within the temple. Cheques / D.D. should be in Favour of Shree Somnath Temple Trust payable at Prabhas Patan.

Is there Travel Desk Available ?
No,Travel Desk is not Available.
Nearest Railway Reservation Booking Available in the Shopping Complex Near the Temple.
State Transport Bus Stand is Near the Temple.
Various Private Tours and Travels Operators are Offering BUS / Taxi Services near Shree Somnath Trust Booking Offices.

Can I Book Rooms Online at Guest House of Shree Somnath Trust ?
Yes,Rooms at Sagar Darshan Atithi Gruh/Lilavati Atithi Bhavan / Maheshwari Atithi Bhavan can be booked online through our Website www.somnath.org–Accommodation booking.

In Guest house Baby Cradle Facility available for Infants. ?
Yes,Baby Cradle facility is available at all guest houses.

Somanatheshwara Swamy

Restaurant Facility available at the Guest Houses ?
Every Guest house has a Restaurant / Bhojanalay which serves various Gujarati / Punjabi / Chinese cuisines and Indian Thali.

Banquet / Conference Hall Available.?
Yes Banquet / Conference hall are Available. Kindly Contact On 02876-233533 , Mobile :+91-9428214911

Nearest Railway Station / Airport / Bus Stand ?
Somnath is Well Connected with Diu, Rajkot, Ahmedabad by Air / Train / Bus.
Nearest Airport : DIU – 85 Kms. ,
Rajkot – 200 Kms,
Ahmedabad – 390 Km.
Nearest Railway Station – Somnath – 0.5 Km, Veraval – 7 Km.

What are the tourist places in and around Somnath ?

Temples below 20 kms:

Ahalyabai Temple
Bhalka Tirth
Shashi Bhushan Temple
Triveni Sangam Ghat
Golokdham Tirth
Harihar Mahaprabhuji’s Bethak
Prachi Tirth

Temples Above 20 kms:

7 Kms – Veraval

35 kms Chorwad, Major Tourist Attraction:- Dhirubhai Ambani Memorial, Holiday Camp.

65 kms Sasan Gir, Major Tourist Attraction:- Asiatic Lion Sanctury.

kms Madhavpur, Major Tourist Attraction:- Shri. Madhavraiji Temple (Shree Krishna),Shri. Vallabhacharyaji Betha.

70 kms Kankai, Major Tourist Attraction:- Kankai Mataji Temple.

80 Kms – Gupt Prayag, Major Tourist Attraction:- Shri. Vallabhacharyaji Bethak.

85 kms Diu, Major Tourist Attraction:- Nagoa Beach, Diu Fort.

90 kms Junagadh, Major Tourist Attraction:- Narsinh Mehta’s Choro, Mount Girnar,Upperkot Fort.

110 kms Tulsi Shyam, Major Tourist Attraction:- Tulsi Shyam Mandir

130 kms Porbandar, Major Tourist Attraction:- Darbargadh, Sartanji Choro,Kirti Mandir(Gandhiji’s House),Huzoor Palace.

230 kms Dwarka, Major Tourist Attraction:- Dwarkadhish Temple / Jagat Mandir,Beyt Dwarka, Rukmini Temple.