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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

It is "one of the four oldest and most famous seats of the worship of Shiva" and is situated in the district which used to be called Lata. The words Lakulisha and Nakulisha are two vicarious forms of which the former is possibly the older one [reasons for considering Lakulisha as the older form are (1) that the change of La to na is more common than that of na to la; (2) Lakulisha can be easily explained as a compound of lakulinil lakulina and isho, i.e., the Lord wearing the staff (i.e. the khatvanga), though the latter one is that commonly used in Sanskrit literature].

The doctrines of the Nakulisha Pashupatas are explained at length in Sayana's Sarvadarshanasangraha (p. 108, Cowell & Gough), but nothing is known regarding   their history. It is, therefore, very interesting to learn that in the 13th century A.D., Gujarat was considered to be the country where the seat arose and that Karshana-Karvan--claimed the honour of being the place where its founder was born and where his school was divided into four branches.

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