Located opposite the Somnath Temple is a vibrant pink structure that has witnessed the fascinating history of this land. In the 17th century, this temple came under the Marathas. It is said that Ahilyabai Holkar, moved by the dilapidated state of the temple, took upon herself the noble task of rebuilding it. According to legend, the location of the Swayambhu Linga, the self-manifested lingam, was revealed to Ahilyabai in a dream, prompting her to commence construction immediately.
Many Hindus believe that this temple houses the original jyotirlinga, which was hidden to protect it from potential raids on the original temple. In contrast to the New Somnath Temple, all devotees are allowed to enter the inner sanctum (Garba Graha) and perform rituals with the assistance of the local priest. The enchanting aarti ceremony conducted here is accompanied by various musical instruments, including Damroos, creating a truly mesmerizing experience for all. Ahilyabai Holkar Temple is 2.5 km from Somnath Railway Station.
Ahilyabai Holkar Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Ahilyabai Holkar Temple Address:
Gujarat – 362268.