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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

Inviting, as I do, several of them often and at the same time with holding an invitation from them on this occasion would certainly create an impression that in matters of religious ceremony, we are so exclusiveas not even to invite them. No one, I am sure, will come even if invited. We cannot shut out the Foreign Correspondents if they come. I should like to seek your guidance in this matter.

"One word more. It is my faith in our past which has given me the strength to work in the present and to look forward to our future. I cannot value freedom if it deprives us of the Bhagavad Gita or uproots our millions from the faith with which they look upon our temples and thereby destroys the texture of our lives. I have been given the privilege of seeing my incessan  dream of Somanatha reconstruction come true. That makes me feel-makes me almost sure-that this shrine once restored to a place of importance in our life will give to our people purer conception of religion and a more vivid consciousness of our strength, so vital in these days of freedom and its trials."

It may be mentioned here that when the letter of Munshi was seen by V. P. Menon, who was then Adviser to the States Ministry, he wrote the following letter to Munshi: -

I have seen your master-piece, I for one would be prepared to live and, if necessary, die by the views you have expressed in your letter."

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