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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 12. -"Victorious is the issue of his body, His Majesty Saranga, whose heart is immersed in the happiness produced by his amorous dalliance with the fortune of the Gurjara kingdom, who is passionately addicted to the sport of rescuing the earth and who possessed a dignity (equal to that) of Sharangdhara."

Verse 13. -"Through his power, he, in battle, reduced the powers of the Yadava and the Malava lords just as the lord of birds formerly (overcame) the hinge bodied elephant and the tortoise."

The next portion of the inscription, verses 14-39, is devoted to a description of the spiritual family of Tripurantaka, the benefactor of the Tirtha of Somanatha, and to an account of his virtues and his adventures. The section is introduced, as is often done in the late inscriptions and poems of Gujarat, by the words itashcha 'and now' and it’s opening verses run as follows: -

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