the fortress fell, and in front of the temple, which they had vainly sought to protect,
the heroic warriors, after ceremonial bathing and anointment, fell fighting, and
surrendered themselves to Somanatha. Madhava, the cause of this evil, was also killed
The temple fell into the hands of the enemy.
Alaf Khan broke open the shrine, shattered the idol to pieces and carried away the
fragments in a cart to Delhi. "We shall make chunam out of it," he said.
8 Jinaprabha Suri, a contemporary, gives the year
as V S. 1356 (A.D. 1300).
Merutunga in Vichara-Shreni gives V S. 1360=A D. 1304.
Mirat-i-Ahmadi, A.D. 1297 which B.G.I. accepts
Tazi-Tul Amasir, A.D. 1300.
Tarikh-I-Alai, A.D. 1300.