Old Somnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the ancient temples Somnath that is located on the shore of Arabian Sea. The temple is enshrined with the sacred Shivling, which is one of the 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas. According to the mythological evidences, this temple was constructed by the moon. The moon dedicated this temple to Lord Shiva, to get reprieved from the curse of Daksha. This temple was first destroyed by Mahmud Ghazni in 1026 AD and after that by several Muslim invaders. The last Muslim to demolish this temple was Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb in 1706. In 1950, this temple was renovated and now contains a high tower of about 50 m height over the main sanctum.