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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

The next verse (28) informs us that Tripurantaka afterwards bathed in the "waters of the Reva which are tossing among the rocks of the Vindhya mountains that are hallowed by the traces of Agastya's footsteps.

From the Narmada he turned to the Godavari (verse 29) and visited Tryambaka, i.e. Trimbak near Nasik. Still continuing to travel southwards, the pilgrim reached Rameshvaram and the bridge of Rama (verse 30). Finally he returned to the north-west and came to Devapattana or Prabhasa, where the river Sarasvati flows in to the ocean (verses 31-33).

There he received high honours from the chief temple priest (verse 34). Here the illustrious temple priest (Ganda) Brihaspati, who is visibly the husband of Uma (this phrase has a double sense; it means that the name of Brihaspati's wife was Uma and that he was an incarnation of Shiva) made him an Arya and appointed him as sixth Mahattara.

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