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7 Most Interesting facts about Somnath Temple

It is believed that the first temple is constructed by Lord Shiva, a Hindu god.

The construction of the modern Somnath Temple was completed in five years from 1947 to 1951. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India inaugurated it.

A Turkic Muslim ruler Mahmud of Ghazni looted Somnath mandir multiple times as, at that time, the temple had so much wealth.

Reconstruction of Somnath Temple after Independence was done under the guidance of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Mahatma Gandhi.

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Mahatma Gandhi both died before the inauguration of this temple.

There is a very famous validation about this temple that Lord Krishna ended his Leela in this temple and left for heaven.

The three holy rivers, the Kapila, the Hiran, and the Sarasvati, get merged at this place and form Triveni Sangam.

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