after Alla-ud-din's General damaged the temple and broke the idol of Somanatha, the temple
was repaired by Mahipala, the Chudasama King of Junagadh. The Linga was installed by his
son Khangar some time between A.D. 1325 and 1351.1
fate of Gujarat was, however, in the hands of the Sultans of Delhi. In A.D. 1318 it
rebelled, but was crushed by Multani, a general of Delhi.2 The Tughlak Sultans of Delhi
then appointed one governor of Gujarat after another, all of whom carried fire and sword
to every part of Gujarat.
1 Revised Lists of Antiquarian Remains in the
Bombay Presidency, 349 and 362.
2 Bombay Gazetteer, Vol. XXII, p. 230.
Author : Shri Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi