12 June, 2016

Never Trust Autowala In Somnath Temple

One of website viewer has sent me his experience with Auto Wala in Somnath. So to aware people about autowalas in Somnath I am writting this blog so every one can get aware about this.

What Website Viewer Mr. Singh has written.

Hello Sir

I know you are operating websites which provides facility Local sight seeing in Somnath. And you also have hotel in somnath. My english is poor and no time to write long but I have struggle a lot with my family in Somnath, So it is very important for me to inform you about that auto driver name Younis.

Sir we have enjoyed a lot your service from dwarka to somnath, somnath to diu, and Sasan Gir to Somnath. The car you provided is best and the driver behavior and politeness is just great. Car was also good and new. Your hotel near somnath railway station is also great and provided us great service.

After we checkout from your hotel, we have hired one Auto from  Somnath Railway Station. We have fix Local sight seeing with auto Rickshaw with the driver name Younis and he has told us 400 Rs. You told us 600 Rs. But After that I realize that it is my big mistake that I have not gone with you.

That guy has started our local sight seeing from Sharda Math, when we have gone for visiting Sharda Math and come back he was not there and after waiting for more that half hour he comes there. When we ask him where he was he replied us very rudely. And we gave up.

After that he has taken us to Gita Mandir. Again disappear for more that 1 hour. Its 1 o clock in after noon. Our train time for Saurashtra mail is 1:40 so we told him to take directly to Railway Station in Veraval. He has driven so roughly that we are saved by Somnath Dada Only.

When we reach Railway Station he demand 800 Rs from us. We told him that we have fixed it 400 and we have just seen two places.

He has slaped me and talked very rudely with me, my wife and my young daughter.

I will never forgot and never want to remember that experience. I advice all the travelers traveling somnath never trust auto walas and always go with some reputed travel agency no matter he charge 100 or 200 Rs more.

10 October, 2015

Where to Stay in Somnath Temple Gujarat India

Hotel Somnath Atithigruh
Near Somnath Railway Station
Byepass Corner
Somnath – 362268
Mobile : 9228317067
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Place Details:
The most sacred among the 12 jyotirlings in India, Somnath Temple is located in Veraval region of Junagadh district. Somnath means ‘Lord of Moon’ and the town gets its name from the Somnath Temple

According to legend, Som, the Moon God built the Somnath Temple from gold, Ravan made it from silver, Lord Krishna made the temple from wood and King Bhimdev of Anhilwad made the temple from stone.

Som constructed the temple out of respect after Lord Shiva cured his illness that was caused by Som’s father-in-law Daksha Prajapati’s curse. Daksha Prajapati had cursed Som as he was infatuated with Rohini and was not paying adequate attention to his other 26 wives who were all daughters of Prajapti. It is believed that Lord Brahma advised Som to build the temple to honor Lord Shiva.
The Somnath Temple is the seventh temple built to commemorate Lord Somnath, who was also known as Bhairaveshwar, Shravanikehswar and Shrilingeshwar, in Sat Yug, Treta Yug and Dwapar Yug respectively.

Earlier known as ‘Prabhas Patan’, the town remains a quintessential pilgrim town. The temple has been built at the tip of the landmass in Gujarat and no land exists between the temple and the South Pole. The temple is also believed to be the place where the holy river Saraswati meets the sea.
The temple is built in Solanki style. The sabha mandap (assembly hall), sanctum sanctorum (innermost shrine) and the shikhar (top) was built in the first phase followed by the nritya mandap (dancing hall). The apex of the temple reaches a height of 155 ft and the kalash (pot) on top weighs 10 tons. The temple was razed by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1025 AD.

Somnath is mentioned in the Puranas and the Hindu epic, Mahabharata. Lord Krishna is believed to have been shot in the foot with an arrow in the region. The Yadav community, the descendents of Lord Krishna, is said to have fought among them and caused the downfall of the entire community in this region.

After the integration of Junagadh with the Union of India, the then Deputy PM of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel visited Junagadh in November 1947 and ordered the reconstruction of the Somnath Temple.

The ruins of the Somnath Temple were pulled down in October 1950 and the mosque was shifted a few miles away. The temple was built in 1951. A statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stands in front of the temple as a mark of honour for his contribution to the building of the temple.

The Somnath Temple is visited by millions of devotees every year. It is not just the temple, but other tourist attractions like Somnath Museum, Somnath beach and Junagadh Gate also attract visitors. The Sound and Light Show held in the temple is another attraction.

Being a temple town, there are several options to stay in Somnath. There are 18 guest houses that offer mid-range accommodation and a VIP guest house run by the trust that runs the Somnath Temple.

Dharamsalas and Sanskritik Bhavans are also available. Most of the Dharamssalas and guest houses do not take bookings as they are served on first come first serve basis. There are also some best hotels in Somnath

Options to eat are limited. Food served in eateries near the temple, are mostly vegetarian and basic. There are stalls that sell buttermilk, chocolates and ice creams.

The best time to visit Somnath is between Octobers to March as the weather remains cool and conducive for visiting the temple.

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