The Somnath Temple is one of the most famous of Lord Shiva and is where you can find one of the 12 jyotirlings. This form of Lord Shiva in the form of a great light column is called a ‘Jyotirling’, where the word “jyoti’ means light and ‘linga’ means symbol. So, Jyotirling means ‘symbol of light.
Somnath Temple is also the specimen of fine architecture. Named as Eternal Shrine, it is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna ended his Lila and thereafter proceeded for heavenly abode. This legendary temple is said to have vandalized numerous times in the history but with the help of enthusiast Hindu Kings the temple was rebuilt each time. Therefore, the Somnath Temple is also famous for its rich history.