I reached Somnath by 3PM and occupied the room. The rooms are well maintained andthe rates are reasonable. The dining hall fecilities available. There are several hotels and caterings are there. The temple opens upto 9 PM . After refreshing I went to Temple at 5PM which 10 mts walk and after usual secruties went inside There was no rush. THE SHIVA LINGA WAS WELL DECORATED. The temple is located just adjustant to Arabian sea. After Dharshanam I sat at sea shore ie near compound wall. sitting arrangement ie cement benches are provided by the temple authority. I witness the sunsetting in ARABIAN SEA.
At 8 PM there was LIGHT AND SOUND show on history of Temple It was one hour At 9 PM came back to Room and had dinner in the dining hall. Food was unlimited for 50 rupees.
The somnath temple was destroyed by invasion about 5 to 6 times Each time it iwas reconstructed. To avoid further destruction the original lingam was shifted from the temple and it was installed about 200 feet away in underground and over the above a republica lingam was installed and in Somnath temple also one lingam was established. The abhisekam and regular puja done oroginal lingam in the morning. The priest I had contacted told me to come to old temple by 6 AM . I went old temple and had a Dharshan of Lingam It is a big lingam. We can perform Ganga jal abhisekham by our own hands. After having Dharshan I came back to room by 7 AM . My train to Ahamedabad starts from Somnath Station by 9.30 AM, I vacated room by 8 AM and reached station by 8.30 AM for my onward journey The train starts at 9,30 AM and reached ahamedabad by 6.45 PM