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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 64. -"Rejoicing in his heart, he purchased for money from the worshipful Chaturjataka three excellent shops and presented (them as an endowment for his temples)."

Verse 65. -"The best among these, the illustrious chaturjataka ' who wears the garland Of faith in god Shiva, made over to the gardeners in exchange for their daily furnishing the quantity of flowers (required) for the worship." (This was apparently the remuneration for which the guild of the gardeners furnished the flowers.)

Verse 66. -"The merchants too (mahajanah = merchants; in Gujarati too mahajana means the same) assigned from each shop one dramma in order to provide the pavitraka and the vistarana at the festivals on the full-moon days of Chaitra and Bhadrapada" (Visheshasthitake left out) 

Verse 67. - At the Shivaratri (festival) the betelnuts for the bitaka of the Chaturjataka must be furnished by the store house (of the temple of Somanatha) and the leaves by the Mehara." (It is customary to offer pansupari to officials or heads of towns and villages on the occasion of great festivals.

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