Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Somnath, or SOMNATH-PATTAN, a decayed port of Gujerat, India, on the S.W. coast of the Kattywar peninsula, the marine quarter, Verawal, bearing traces of its ancient fortifications and commercial prosperity. The place takes its name from the great temple of Siva, the ruins of which attract many pilgrims. Mahmud of Ghazni (1024) carried off the famons gates, which are now at Agra.