Backpacking across Somnath - Sasangir - Junagadh
Booked the BCT-Veraval express for overnight journey starting from BCT at 8.20 pm which arrived at Veraval at 3.45 pm, late afternoon....
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This temple happens to be a landmark in the state of Gujarat and can be found around 5 kilometres away from Junagadh. It also happens to be one among the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. As the legend goes, Lord Krishna is said to have embarked on his final journey from this very place. The name Somnath is also mentioned in the Rig Veda, epics and other Hindu scriptures as well. The temple was first built using gold and then rebuilt in silver by Ravana. Over the course of time, this temple has been rebuilt numerous times and has seen invasion by Muslim invaders about sixteen times. This causes it to be called the Shrine Eternal.
In evening, we came back to Veraval from Diu and catch the train for Ahmedabad.Another recommended places near to Somnath is Junagadh & Gir national park, although we were not able to make it due to time.