of identical fabric are reported to have been also recovered from Valla, the ancient
Valabhipur, and Jasdan-sites associated with the Valabhi period. Although the true horizon
of this ware, both chronologically and stratigraphically, has not been fixed at either of
these sites, its occurrence on both, one of which was the capital of the Valabhi rulers,
deserves some consideration.
A significant piece of
evidence is presented by the presence in the foundation-filling of the 'original' temple
(Phase I) of many sculptured stones which indicate the existence in the neighbourhood of a
still earlier temple, the debris of which was utilised for purposes of filling.