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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

The circumambulatory passage around the garbhagriha was 9 feet 6 inches wide. On the west, however, no traces of this exist since the site has been very badly pillaged. The available plinth of the garbhagriha measuring 3 feet in height  was all plain save the medial recesses.  The bot tom of the outlet which was 5 feet 11 inches higher than the outsid ground level was the first floor-level inside the  garbhagriha. Between this and the ground-level, the core of the filling consisted of Kanjur stone masonry pointed with lime mortar.

On the south 20 to 21 feet away from the outside face of the Phase I temple, was encountered a Kanjur stone retaining wall 6 feet high, 10 feet wide at the base and battered on both sides to a width of nearly 8 feet at the   extant top. This is a prephase I wall since some of the stones in the foundation of Phase I are seen over-riding and are, therefore, structurally later than the Kanjur stone wall which, presumably, was a part of an independent structure.

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