Articles tagged under: Somnath

IRCTC announces ‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ package tour to Saurashtra

August 02, 2018
IRCTC announces ‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ package tour to Saurashtra

New Delhi: The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in a statement today announced launching of "Khushboo Gujarat Ki" package tour to Gujarat.The all-inclusive Rs 19,990 per person tour package of six nights and seven days on a twin-sharing basis will cover Porbandar, Somnath temple, Diu, Dwarka and Nageshwar. The package will include the train journey and three-star hotel accommodation at Somnath and Dwarka. All transfers and sightseeing by air-conditioned buses, on-board...Read More

RSS Chief Bhagwat offers prayers at Somnath temple

July 12, 2018
RSS Chief Bhagwat offers prayers at Somnath temple

Somnath: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat today offered prayers at Somnath temple here. Bhagwat, who is in the coastal pilgrimage town of Gujarat to participate in All India Pracharaks Meet of the RSS, arrived at the temple in the morning and was received and welcomed by temple trust chairman Keshubhai Patel. The RSS Chief performed Gangajal Abhishek, Mahapuja and Dhawjapuja. He along with Keshubhai also offered floral tribute to Sardar Patel at his Statue in the temple premises...Read More

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to stay at Somnath for a week for RSS meet during 15-17 July

July 10, 2018
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to stay at Somnath for a week for RSS meet during 15-17 July

Junagadh: All India Prant Pracharak meeting of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) will be held at pilgrim town Somnath in Gujarat during 15-17 July according to a note issued by Gujarat Prant of RSS. The meeting will be participated by entire top leadership of RSS including sar sanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, sar karyavah Bhayyaji Joshi, all sah sar karyavahs, central executive members, kshetra pracharaks, prant pracharaks, sah prant pracharaks and all India organizational secretaries of variou...Read More

Dormitory facility of Shri Somnath Trust opens; Rs 90/night tariff

July 03, 2018
Dormitory facility of Shri Somnath Trust opens; Rs 90/night tariff

Somnath: Tourism Secretary of Central government, Rashmi Verma today inaugurated a dormitory guest house of Shri Somnath Trust. The new facility has been set up at a cost of Rs 7 crore over 60,000 square ft area in 28 months. It is capable to accommodate 320 pilgrims. A pilgrim will be able to stay for Rs 90/night fare in dormitory facility. Tourism Secretary reviewed progress of ongoing projects of tourism development at Somnath such as TFC-tourist facility centre, digital parking, promenad...Read More

Gujarat gets a new train; Indore – Veraval Mahamana Express connect Somnath and Mahakal from July 3

June 27, 2018
Gujarat gets a new train; Indore – Veraval Mahamana Express connect Somnath and Mahakal from July 3

Indore: Ministry of Railways has decided to introduce a new weekly Mahamana Express train between Indore and Veraval for the benefit of passengers especially the pilgrims visiting the holy temple towns of Mahakal & Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh and Somnath in Gujarat. The train will be flagged off by Smt Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of Lok Sabha in a function to be held at Indore station on 29th June. According to a press release issued by Chief PRO of Western Railway in its regular run the train ...Read More

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

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