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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

It appears that the upper half of the plinth, which may have been considerably despoiled by the invader, was bodily removed when building Phase II mandapa. The mandapa floor-level was 5 feet 6 inches higher than the outside ground level  Within the width of the trench, on the mandapa floor, were found the remains of  three pillar-bases each of which, on plan, was 1 foot 7 inches square with recessed corners. Two of these also bear leaf designs over them.

The floor-stones of the mandapa were found to contain molten   lead in the interstices. Associated with this phase on the north was a flooring the extent of which, as determined by this trench, was upwards of 76 feet from the northern face of the mandapa. Below this flooring and separated from it by 4 inches  of lime pebble accumulation, was another flooring of softer Kanjur stones.

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