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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

CINTRA PRASHASTI OF THE REIGN OF SARANGADEVA

As regards the antiquity of the seat, nothing is stated in the inscription.

Kartikarashi, the first historical head of these Pashupatas, cannot have succeeded to his office much before the year A.D. 1225 since the third was alive in 1287.

The next three verses are not important and most of thern are badly mutilated.

Verses 23-34. -"Tripurantaka's pilgrimage was directed to the Himalayas where he visited Kedara, i.e., Kedarnath in Garhwal and there worshipped Shiva with lotuses taken from the pure Brahmasaras. Thence he turned southwards and bathed at Prayaga, modern Allahabad at the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna (verse 26). From Allahabad he wandered to the Shri parvata (verse 27) which he circumambulated in the orthodox fashion, and where he was blessed by the aspect of divine Mallinatha. The mountain seems not to be identical with the southern Shriparvata. Shrishaila must lie south of Allahabad and north of the Narmada.

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