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Somnath Mahadev Temple, Somnath
The Somnath Mahadev Temple, also known as 'The Eternal Shrine' is situated in Somnath in Gujarat. The temple was destroyed and rebuilt seven times. It was built in gold by the Moon God Soma, in silver by the Sun God Ravi, in wood by Lord Krishna and in stone by the Solanki Rajputs in the 11th century. The last reconstruction took place in 1951. The riches and glory of the temple had led to the invasion of the same several times. The temple is known for its intricate carvings, silver doors, the idol of Nandi and its central Shivalinga. The Kartik Purnima festival is when visitors flock to this temple. This starts on the Kartik Suda 14 according to the Hindu calendar and continues for four days.