fortunes of war fluctuated between the viceroys of the Moghul Emperor and the Maratha
chiefs. Ultimately in 1753 Ahmedabad was taken by the Marathas, to be recaptured by the
viceroys in 1756, and to be lost to the Marathas again in 1759.5 By 1759 the Hindu
conquerors had obtained a complete hold over Saurashtra. In the meantime, the East India
Company, which had be come a great political power, stepped in to restore order in
In A.D. 1783, Queen Ahalya Bai of Indore,
finding the old ruins unfit for installing the deity, built a new temple at a little
distance from the old temple.
5 Bombay Gazetteer, Vol. XXII, pp. 337 & 344.