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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

DEHOTSARGA - THE HALLOWED SPOT

He gave presents to the Pandavas at their marriage with Draupadi, and saw that they were settled at Indraprastha. In the course of his pilgrimage, Arjuna visited Prabhasa. Shri Krishna came to see him and took him to Dwarka. On his  advice, Arjuna carried off his sister Subhadra and married her.

Shri Krishna then assisted Bhima, the  second of the Pandava brothers, in slaying Jarasandha, thus qualifying them for the imperial sceptre. At the rajasuya yajna celebrated by the Pandavas to proclaim their newly acquired imperial status, he washed the feet of  the Brahmanas and received the first worship-agrapuja-as the only person fit for the honour. This shows  that even during his lifetime, he had come to be treated as a near divinity.

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