Articles tagged under: Somnath

Ambaji Mata gokh of Somnath temple converted golden

May 17, 2018
Ambaji Mata gokh of Somnath temple converted golden

Somnath: Ambaji Mata's gokh has been converted to golden at Somnath temple. This conversion has been possible thanks to donation of a devotee family from Spain in Europe. The family had approached PRO office of Somnath temple and offered to donate gold. Golden conversion of various Kalash atop Somnath temple is in progress at present. PRO Virajben (cell number 94 26 28 76 39) or Dhruv Joshi ( cell number 94 26 28 76 38) can be contacted for offering gold to the temple. DeshGujaratRead More

Nehru had asked I&B minister to tone down the description of Somnath Pran Pratishtha ceremony in radio broadcast

May 11, 2018
Nehru had asked I&B minister to tone down the description of Somnath Pran Pratishtha ceremony in radio broadcast

By Japan K Pathak Jawaharlal Nehru had as a Prime Minister asked the ministry of Information & Broadcasting to tone down the Somnath Shivalinga installation ceremony. On April 28, 1951, about a fortnight before installation ceremony (11 May) of new Shivalinga at reconstructed Somnath temple, Nehru had written a letter to RR Diwakar, then Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and asked him to 'tone down the description of what happens at Somnath in radio broadcast'. Nehru had m...Read More

Somnath Series: When President Rajendra Prasad presided the installation ceremony of Somnath Shivalinga

May 11, 2018
Somnath Series: When President Rajendra Prasad presided the installation ceremony of Somnath Shivalinga

By Japan K Pathak It was this day in year 1951 when then President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad installed the idol of Somnath in the Somnath temple in Prabhas Patan town of Gujarat. The installation ceremony took place in presence of Shri Kanaiyalal Munshi, Jam Saheb of Jamnagar, Saurashtra State Chief Minister Dhebarbhai among others. Dr. Rajendraprasad performed installation ceremony of Somnath Jyotirlinga at 9.47 am amid chanting of Vedic mantras. About one lakh people were present on t...Read More

Rahul visits Somnath temple again sans controversy, no entry in non-Hindu register

December 23, 2017
Rahul visits Somnath temple again sans controversy, no entry in non-Hindu register

Somnath (Gujarat): Congress President Rahul Ganhdi today again visited Somnath temple in Gujarat where a big controversy had erupted during his last visit on November 29 during Gujarat assembly election campaign, owing to the entry of his name in the register of security department meant for non-Hindus. Rahul's name was, however, not entered in the non-Hindu register today, the security office of the temple confirmed.   Rahul on his first visi...Read More

Rahul Gandhi and Ahmed Patel’s names in register of non-Hindus visiting Somnath temple

November 29, 2017
Rahul Gandhi and Ahmed Patel’s names in register of non-Hindus visiting Somnath temple

Somnath: Entry of Rahul Gandhi's name in register for non-Hindus visiting Somnath temple maintained by Shri Somnath Trust has triggered a big question today afternoon - is Rahul Gandhi Hindu or not? If he is not Hindu, which faith does he follow? Is the entry of his name in non-Hindu register is goof up by his staff or not? In June 2015, Shri Somnath Trust had made a rule that any non-Hindu entering Somnath temple will need to declare it in a register and he/she will be allowed to visit the ...Read More

Daily Rajkot – Somnath, Rajkot – Dwarka helicopter service from October 19

October 16, 2017
Daily Rajkot – Somnath, Rajkot – Dwarka helicopter service from October 19

Somnath: Rajkot based Poojara Telecom Pvt. Ltd fame Yogesh Poojara led newly launched venture 'T3 air' company is soon going to launch a 6-seater helicopter service in Gujarat connecting the city of Rajkot to Somnath and also to Dwarka on daily basis. According to Shri Somnath Trust, the official launching of this service will take place on October 19th which is Diwali. The first test drive took place today between Rajkot and Somnath. The team of operator led by Yogesh Pujara took bl...Read More

National Marine Police Institute to be set up at Dwarka, study assigned for scope of tourism linked to submerged original Dwarka: PM

October 07, 2017

Dwarka: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today made announcement to set up first National Marine Police Research and Training Institute near Mojab in Devbhumi Dwarka district of Gujarat. Prime Minister speaking at stone laying function of new sea bridge connecting Okha to Beyt Dwarka said the country is modernizing its marine police force and their training will be specialized. The institute will become a point to visit this place for many from across the country and it will help local e...Read More

Somnath Series: How a decision to replace ruined old Somnath temple with a new grand one arrived at

October 03, 2017
Somnath Series: How a decision to replace ruined old Somnath temple with a new grand one arrived at

Somnath Series by Japan K Pathak In this series, I intend to cater various articles on Somnath temple, covering the period between its last destruction and final reconstruction. To clear any doubts or to obtain more details, you can reach me at my email address japanpathak [at] deshgujarat [dot] com. In the previous article which was the fourth article in this series you read how Mahatma Gandhi favored the restoration of old Somnath temple which was in ruins. Gandhiji however objected any po...Read More

President Kovind to visit Porbandar, Mangrol, Somnath on 2nd October

September 29, 2017
President Kovind to visit Porbandar, Mangrol, Somnath on 2nd October

Porbandar: President Ram Nath Kovind will be on one-day visit to Gujarat on 2nd October, the birth anniversery of Mahatma Gandhi. Kovind will be visiting Kriti Mandir in Porbandar which is birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. He will then visit nearby coastal town Mangrol where he will lay foundation stone for Gujarat Maritime Board(GMB)'s port project and dedicate group water supply scheme. He will also address a gathering. He will then leave for Somnath temple where he will offer puja and la...Read More

Somnath Series: Mahatma Gandhi’s centrist stand on Somnath temple restoration

September 05, 2017
Somnath Series: Mahatma Gandhi’s centrist stand on Somnath temple restoration

Somnath Series by Japan K Pathak In this series, I intend to cater various articles on Somnath temple, covering the period between its last destruction and final reconstruction. To clear any doubts or to obtain more details, you can reach me at my email address japanpathak [at] deshgujarat [dot] com. In the previous article which was the third article in this series you read how in 1947 when the rule of Britishers and Nawab came to an end ,  Sardar Patel, Gadgil, Jam Saheb and others paid v...Read More

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