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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

IDENTIFICATION AND CHRONOLOGY OF THE 'ORIGINAL' TEMPLE

On the southern side, both in the Cutting across the garbhagriha and that across the mandapa were discovered Kanjur stone retaining walls which stratigraphically are earlier than Phase I of the, temple. In the latter cutting again, we have already noticed that stage I of the sea wall was, in origin, earlier than Phase I of the temple and also was contemporary with Kanjur stone retaining walls.

These facts point to the prior existence in the neighbourhood of some structure which either was demolished Or had itself fallen into ruins at the time of the building of Phase I temple. According to the Puranic legend, Prabhasa was famous for sun worship 6 and it may be quite likely that the structure referred to above may have been a Surya temple. The inference, no doubt, does not pretend to be conclusive and the matter is still open to future research on the subject.


6 Formerly the Sun God shone over Prabhasa so brightly that his wife Chhaya could not come near him. On her request, therefore, he divided his light into 16 parts and distributed 12-16ths of it in the shape of Surya temples.

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