Articles tagged under: Somnath

Somnath temple to have scores of new sculptures over plain spaces of pillars, brackets, gallery and mandaps

July 08, 2019
Somnath temple to have scores of new sculptures over plain spaces of pillars, brackets, gallery and mandaps

By Minakshi Bhaskar Vaidya, Prabhas Patan, Somnath: World famous Somnath Mahadev temple was rich, with presence of beautiful carving and number of sculptures inside and outside the temple structure in ancient time. To restore such glory, newer sculptures are being carved inside and outside the temple. While the task of carving newer sculptures on outer portion of the temple is over, a team of skilled sculptors have started carving new figures inside the main temple. Around a dozen skilled s...Read More

Vayu Cyclone: Shri Somnath Trust cancels Ganga Dussehra programme

June 11, 2019
Vayu Cyclone: Shri Somnath Trust cancels Ganga Dussehra programme

Somnath: Shri Somnath Trust has cancelled Ganga Dussehra celebration at Triveni Ghat which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in wake of Vayu cyclone. DeshGujaratRead More

Day before final phase of polling, BJP chief Amit Shah performs ‘Tatkal Mahapuja’ at Somnath temple

May 18, 2019

Somnath: On a day when PM Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath temple, BJP president Amit Shah today performed special 'Tatkal Mahapuja' at Somnath temple in his home-state Gujarat. Amit Shah along with wife Sonalben, son Jay, daughter-in-law Rishita and grand-daughter visited Somnath temple. He is also the trustee of the temple which is the seat of first among 12 jyotirlinga (optical body) of lord Shiva. He did Jalabhishek, Dwaja puja and tatkal mahapuja in the grand temple situated on the ...Read More

In pictures: 69th anniversary of pran pratishtha of Somnath mandir marked

May 11, 2019
In pictures: 69th anniversary of pran pratishtha of Somnath mandir marked

Somnath: 69th anniversary of pran pratishtha ceremony of Somnath temple was marked today with various programmes at pilgrim town Somnath. Then President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad had presided over installation ceremony of Somnath Jyotirlinga at 11th of May 1951 at 9.46 am.   Read More

Somnath Series: How Jawaharlal Nehru opposed President Rajendra Prasad’s decision to attend Somnath ceremony

May 11, 2019
Somnath Series: How Jawaharlal Nehru opposed President Rajendra Prasad’s decision to attend Somnath ceremony

By Japan K Pathak Presented here are the historical details that throw light on how India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had opposed President Rajendra Prasad's decision to attend the installation ceremony of Somnath shiv linga, scheduled to take place on May 11, 1951. Rajendra Prasad was not Nehru's first choice for the post of President: Mathai in his book Mathai in his book Reminiscences of the Nehru Age writes: Nehru did not like the idea of Rajendra Prasad as President becau...Read More

Fund collected instantly at Giri Bapu’s Shiv Katha in Somnath for education of flower seller girl

March 20, 2019
Fund collected instantly at Giri Bapu’s Shiv Katha in Somnath for education of flower seller girl

Rajkot: Rs. 1.5 lakh fund was collected instantly in Giri Bapu's Shiv katha session for a poor girl who sells flowers in pilgrim town Somnath for living. A flower vendor girl Payal wishes to learn English to do tourist guide job in Somnath. Giri Bapu asked Payal to come to the stage of Shiv katha and narrated the details of what she does and what she wants to do. As Giri Bapu gave a call for fund, Rs. 1.5 lakh sum was collected instantly. Giri Bapu put this fund in a basket which is used to ...Read More

Pipavav-Surat Ro-Ro ferry, Somnath-Mandvi cruise services to be launched: Rupani in Rajkot

February 03, 2019
Pipavav-Surat Ro-Ro ferry, Somnath-Mandvi cruise services to be launched: Rupani in Rajkot

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today laid the foundation stone of Gujarat’s first-ever 6-lane flyover over single-piers to be built at a cost of Rs.90-crore near Gondal Crossing at Rajkot city for a permanent solution to traffic snarls. He said that another flyover will be built on the other end of Rajkot’s 150-feet wide Ring Road near Madhapar Crossing, for which the state government has already made financial allocation. Rupani said the Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro Ferry Service will be shortly ext...Read More

No Non-Veg zone declared around 500-metre of Ambaji Shaktipith and Somnath Jyotirling

January 25, 2019
No Non-Veg zone declared around 500-metre of Ambaji Shaktipith and Somnath Jyotirling

Palanpur: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today speaking here announced that 500-metre area around Ambaji Shaktipith temple and Somnath Jyotirling temple as ‘No Non-Veg Zone’, with ban of non-vegetarian. He said the government decided to start development works worth Rs.338-crore for Banaskantha district for drinking water, stairway leading up to the Ambaji temple, skywalk, two-way ropeway, toilets, CCTV cameras, public address system, dining hall for 2,000 at a time, new Prasad grih, rooftop...Read More

Gujarat govt likely to announce a bigger ‘No-Non-Veg’ zone around Somnath temple

January 16, 2019
Gujarat govt likely to announce a bigger ‘No-Non-Veg’ zone around Somnath temple

Gandhinagar:The BJP government in Gujarat is likely to announce a certain area around the world famous Somnath temple, which was the seat of first among the 12 jyotirlingas (optical bodies) of lord Shiva as completely vegetarian zone ie no sale of eating of non-vegetarian food would be allowed in that area. A senior administrative official today said that the local municipal body had passed a resolution in this regard in April this year and the local administration and SP office have a...Read More

Sur Abhishek of Somnath Mahadev through Chenda Melam sounds

January 05, 2019
Sur Abhishek of Somnath Mahadev through Chenda Melam sounds

Somnath: A group of devotees from Kerala offered Sur Abhishek to Somnath Mahadev at Somnath temple in Gujarat by playing traditional music instrument Chenda Melam in group. Devotees led by Shri Murlidharan of Souparnika Kalakshetra were felicitated by Shri Somnath Trust. Soparnika Kalakshetra group was in Veraval to attend annual puja mahotsav of Shri Ayyappa temple.     DeshGujaratRead More