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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

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE CUTTINGS

Phase III. --The third chamber of the temple, viz., the meghadhvani had completely disappeared save the lowest mouldings of the plinth. The temple, therefore, was left with only two chambers, the garbhagriha and the gudha mandapa, placed diagonally to each other and having a total length of 98 feet.   

The entrance steps on the east were only partially available. In this phase, as already stated the floor-level in the mandapa was raised by 9-10 inches whereas there was no raising in the garbhagriha. As a result thereof the floor-level inside the mandapa was nearly 2 feet higher than that in the garbhagriha. The entrance to the garbhagriha was marked by a chandrashila flanked on either side by a conch and a conventionalised tortoise, all in black stone. Later on a plain contracted door-frame was inserted with a higher threshold, ascended by two steps resting directly on the chandrashila referred to above. This synchronized with the water outlet 'C'. 

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