The king of fruits offered at the feet of the Creator himself

New Delhi: The Shri Somnath Mahadev Temple has been decorated with mangoes offered at the feet of Mahadev, who is at the seat of original power.

When one gets the good fortune of seeing the primal power with the creator of the world, Mahadev, then what more desire remains in the mind. Where else can one get such rare darshans other than Shri Somnath Mahadev Temple. It is believed that the mere sight of this famous Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva removes all the sorrows and pains of the devotees and by worshiping Lord Somnath, the devotees get cured of tuberculosis and leprosy.

So that the devotees can get the benefit of darshan sitting at home, the Somnath temple on its social microblogging account of Koo has shared a picture of the Lord’s beautiful makeup  through its official handle. One thing that attracts in this picture is that the king of hundreds of fruits i.e. mango has been decorated at the feet of the king of creation. This decoration looks as if hundreds of kings of fruits are bowing down to the king of creation. Usually such wonderful decorations are seen in the month of Sawan, but to welcome the end of summer and the rains, hundreds of mangoes have come to make their presence in Baba’s court.

The Somnath temple, a symbol of devotion, grandeur and divinity, is ranked first among the 12 Jyotirlingas. The reconstruction of this enchanting Somnath temple building, established at present, was started by Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel after India’s independence. It was dedicated to the nation on 1 December 1955 by the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

Somnath Temple is situated on the sea side, about 400 km from Ahmedabad. Legend has it that the Somnath temple at Veraval in Gujarat was built by Chandra Dev himself. The glory of this temple is also mentioned in Rigveda, Skanda Purana and Mahabharata. It is considered a symbol of the history of the rise and fall of Hinduism. This temple was attacked many times, many times an attempt was made to demolish the temple, treasury was looted from the temple, but the invaders could not break the pillars of faith, they could not break the devotion of the devotees attached to this temple, Which is still alive today and will continue till eternity.

It is said that the Arab traveler al-Biruni wrote a description of this in his travelogue, influenced by which the invader Mahmud Ghaznavi attacked the temple in 1025, Ghaznavi looted the property of the temple and almost destroyed it. Due to the magnitude of that attack, Ghaznavi attacked the Somnath temple with about 5,000 people. Thousands of devotees were killed unarmed while guarding the temple. Among them were those who were either worshiping here or taking darshan inside the temple, there were also people who lived in the surrounding villages and ran unarmed to protect the temple. The attack on this temple by Mahmud Ghaznavi is very famous in history.

Even after the attack, the fame of the temple did not diminish. Facts from history show that King Bhima of Gujarat and Raja Bhoj of Malwa rebuilt the temple. Then in 1297, when the Delhi Sultanate captured Gujarat, this temple again faced destruction. In 1297, when the generals of Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi Sultanate.

When Nusrat Khan attacked Gujarat, he again destroyed the Somnath temple and took away all the wealth. Thus the process of rebuilding and attacking the temple continued.

The extremely splendid Somnath temple has been ruined many times in history, but attempts to erase the existence of Somnath by repeated reconstruction failed. The Adi Jyotirlinga Shri Somnath Mahadev Temple situated on the banks of the Arabian Sea is one of the oldest pilgrimage places in the country.

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