The town of somnath is dedicated to lord Shiva and is worshipped here in the form of jyotirlinga situated on the sea shore. This temple was studded with the valuable stones and gold that it got looted by various invaders for numerous times. The temple was built up by moon lord for showing his gratitude to lord Shiva for making him free of curse which later got re-constructed by sun god, then by lord Krishna and lastly got erected by the followed orders of bhimnath. The temple shikhara has a 10 toned kalash over its top with a dhwajdand that is 27 feet tall and with 1 foot of circumference.
Lordess lakshmi and lord narayan, the most important and highly worshipped deities in the Hindu mythologies are worshipped here at the town of somnath with a temple dedicated to them. The varied 24 incarnations of lord Vishnu are portrayed on the temple walls in the form of paintings and scriptures. The intrigued and traditional temple carving mesmerizes its visitors which is very rare to be found in today’s time. Other Hindu deities are equally worshipped here along with lakshmi narayan. The blissful experience under the trees of temple premises altogether gives a peaceful and serene experience to its visitors.
Lord Krishna and shreemad bhagwat geeta are the two inseparable aspects of a human life. Popularly known as ‘Birla mandir’ built up during 1970s by Birla builders, Gita mandir is that holy spot of somnath where lord Krishna and his brother are believed to have voyaged to their celestial journey of heaven and patal lok respectively. For this, Balram transformed himself to ‘sheeshnag’. The temple walls are beautifully scripted with all the 18 chapters of the bhagwat gita. The temple holds a beautiful idol of lord Krishna depicting him as the one playing flute. Balram is also worshipped here as ‘ananta shesha’. The acoustics carried out for the temple are so interesting that it echoes you back with whatever you speak aloud in the temple premises.
Lord parshuram, the most prominent lord worshipped by the Brahmin followers, is believed to have performed his powerful penance at the platforms of triveni sangam ghat which is the reason for parshuram temple that has been established and built up there. Lord Parshuram did meditation here in order to make himself free from the curse and blames of Kshatriya killing by pleading lord Shiva for the relief. The temple stands as a memorial to this event that happened. The temple has two main parts, i.e. ‘sabha mandap’ and ‘garbha griha’. The idol of parshuram has the idol of kala and Kama surrounding it. Another temple, built right behind parshuram temple, is the dedicated shrine to his mother, renuka.