Somnath Temple Vicinity Gets New Circuit House

| Updated: January 21, 2022 5:00 pm

A newly-constructed circuit house near Somnath Temple in Gujarat’s
Gir Somnath district was virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister
Narendra Modi on Friday. The rest-house will address the shortage
of accommodation facilities for pilgrims visiting Somnath Temple at
Prabhas Patan town.

“The need of a circuit house was felt as there was only one guest
house which is also far from the temple. So, to accommodate people,
the temple trust was always under pressure,” he said. PM Modi, who
is also the chairman of the Shree Somnath Temple Trust, said he
feels fortunate that after being associated with the trust “he is
witnessing so many developments, including the exhibition gallery
and promenade inaugurated recently at the temple.”

The circuit house, not far away from the temple, will take away the
added responsibilities of lodging for the pilgrims for temple
authorities. As such, the trust will not be pressurised and they will
devote more time and attention to the temple. People from their
rooms while staying at this circuit house will witness the sea waves
and the temple too. “With added facilities in Diu, Dwarka, Bet
Dwarka, Somnath will be a centre point for the tourist circuit,” the
PM elaborated.

The 48-room four-storeyed building of the new circuit house built on
an area of 15,000 square metre with parking facility is aimed to
provide accommodation facilities to pilgrims coming from across the

Listing the facilities at Somnath Temple, Modi said that a pilgrim
plaza and a complex proposal for Somnath Temple is in its final
stages while similar facilities are being proposed for the Ambaji
Temple in Banaskantha district too.

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