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Temples & Legends Of Somanatha

Kulapati's Preface

Author

Preface To the first Edition

Preface To The Second Edition

Publisher's Note: Fourth Edition

Abbreviations

List Of Illustrations

Somanatha- Lord Of Soma, The Moon God

Prabhasa In Historical Tradition

Dehotsarga-The Hallowed Spot

Shiva-Guardian Of National Resurgence

Shiva And His Worship

The First And The Second Temples

The Third Temple

The Guardian God Of Gujarat

Rise Of A Destroyer

Destruction of The Third Temple

The Fifth Temple

Renovation Of Tripurantaka

Destruction By All-Ud-Din Khilji

The Shrine Rises Again And Again

A Destroyer And A Restorer

A Great Restorer Rises

AS I Saw It

Planning: University Of Sanskrit

Preparation- Advisory Committee and The Trust

Dehotsarga

Somanatha-The Shrine Eternal

The Days Of Aurangzeb

The Mystery Of The Two Outlets: The First Temple

The Second, Third And Fourth Temples

The Fifth Temple

Topography

Historical Background

Introductory To Excavations

Objects Of The Excavations And A summary Of The Results

Descriptions Of The Cuttings

Conclusion: Identification And chronology Of The 'Original' Temple

Muslim Chroniclers On Somanatha

Stone Inscription In The Temple Of Bhadrakali

Stone Inscription At Veraval Under Bhima Deva II Of Junagadh

Cintra Prashasti Of The Reign Of Saranga Deva

Appendix

 
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

APPENDIX

The Advisory Committee appointed by the Government of India consisted of C. M. Master, Architect; J. C. Ghosh; Prabhashankar O. Sompura, one of the hereditary architects of Somanatha; U. J. Bhatt,Chief Engineer of Saurashtra Government; B. S. Vyas; G. B. Deolalikar, Consulting Architect of the Central P. W. D.; S. K. Joglekar, Town Plannin Officer of  the C.P.W.D.; with Munshi as Chairman and N. P. Chakravarti, then Director- General of Archaeology, as Convener.

The Committee started working on July 30, 1949. Under the Committee's instructions, Prabhashankar Sompura, with his wide knowledge of the ancient art of temple building, prepared a plan of the new Temple on the style of the old one. 

On October 18, 1949, Sardar nominated the first Trustees. The Jam Saheb of Nawanagar and Samaldas Gandhi were to represent Saurashtra Government; Gadgil Minister for Works, Mines and Power, and D. V. Rege, Regional Commissioner of Saurashtra at Rajkot, were selected as nominees of the Government of India. Brijmohan Birla and Munshi were named as representatives of the general public. Two vacancies were kept for future donors.

Sardar's message to the Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, which was conveyed in a D.O. letter, dated November 22, 1949, from. V P, Menon, then Secretary, States Ministry, was as follows:

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