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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

Verse 56. -"That which thus has been provided for the offering in the sacred place (the temples) must be fetched by Pashupala (=herdsman: but here the title of a Shaiva priest; a worshipper of Pashupati) from the store house of glorious (Somanatha): [if the restoration of Somanatha is correct, then the store house mentioned above in verse 53 is that of the great Temple] and be given (by him) to the person performing, the worship."

Verse 57. -"One manaka, of rice (chosha) and two pallikas (a small measure) of Phaseolus mingo, as well as two Karshas of clarified butter and so forth must be daily given (by the keeper of the store house) to the Pashupala for offering." (The materials were, of course, intended for the daily Naivedya of the five gods.)

Verse 58. -"(Even this) must be daily given for the Naivedya offering; then that food must be carefully cooked by the pupil (batuka)."  

Verse 59. -"After performing the declaration of purpose (Sankalpya) the Pashupala must give that Naivedya and the bitakas to the pupil who performs (the worship)."

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