Somnath Patan, it is situated veraval in Gujarat it is the famous and great reverence in all India. It has 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, which is very inserting to know. In Gujarat it is situated on the south coast of Saurashtra.
Skanda Purana was the chapter of Prabhasa Khanda in which full of describe was written about Somanth. About this the legend was it the Lord Shiva has in the old aeon was referred as Mrityunjaya, Kaalagnirudra, Amritesa, Anamaya, Kritivasa and Bhairavanatha at there in Somnath.
The fact of legend is that Kalabhairava Shivalinga was at the Prabhasa was doing theworshipped of the moon, at that time Lord Shiva was in the Somanth. The Skanda Purana was described the most attractive Sparsa Linga of Somnath which is looking like a bright like a sun, his size is egg type and had lodged it in to the underground. Mahabharata was depending on this refer which the Prabhasa Kshetra and there also we can here about the moon worshipping of Lord Shiva.
By the legend it said that moon had married to the 27 daughter of Daksha Prajapati. He is very to Rohini, she was nice and not neglected to any body. Daksha was always get angered to him. And that time Chandra was disturbed and he went down to Prabhasa with Rohini and started the prayer of Sparsa Linga of Somnath she was success in worshipped and the Lord Shiva had given blessed and said she will shine always in the bright half. And at last the moon spread his light here, so that is why this place or town said to be a Prabhasa. The main trinity Bhrama had setup the Bhramasila and had taken the responsibility of temple to developed it with her nice way
This fact and all this story about the Somanth was described by a Arab traveller Al Biruni, which has prompted his account by Mahmud of Ghazini was at that time destroyed the temple in 1025 CE. This news was immediately gone to the most famous king of Gujarat her name was King Bhima and King Bhoja of Malwa. In the second time also this temple was not lucky and it destroyed again by Alaf Khan, he was the general of Allauddin Khilij in the year 1300 CE. And also in third time by the king of Mahipala of the Chudasama dynasty. Its bad movement is stand in front of his it was destroyed so many time in the year 1390, 1490, 1530, and finally in 1701 it was destroyed by Aurangazeb. It was build rapidly in every time when it is destroyed.
At last in the year 1783, the most famous queen Ahilyaghai Holkar had given a new face to the temple. And after in 1951 the president of India had setup the Jyotirlingam of Lord Shiva in the same Bhramasila were old temple had been built. Very important point is that the queen Ahilyabhai Holkar installed the Kasi Viswanatha temple in Benares and the second temple which is Vishnu Paada temple at Gaya, which is destroyed by the earlier.
We can see the entrance of the Somnath just like a Junagadh Gate. There also we can see the temple of sun at Somnath. And to the east we can find the town of Bhalka Theertha which is linked with the Legend of Krishna’s Swargaarohanam.