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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

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

It is quite likely that Bhoja may have been responsible for the rebuilding of the temple after its destruction by Mahmud of Ghazni. Udaipur prashasti of Bhoja (undated) claims that he defeated the Turushkas (verse 19) and also built the Somanatha temple (verse 20),5 whereas the A.D. 1169 inscription, now housed in the Bhadrakali temple at Patan, credits   Bhimadeva (A.D. 1022-72) with the rebuilding of this temple. It distinctly states that it was Bhimadeva's temple which Kumarapala had rebuilt.6  

The most reasonable hypothesis, therefore, is that both Bhima and Bhoja had joined to rebuild the temple7 and Kumarapala's inscription, referred to above, omitted the name of Bhoja probably because he belonged to another line of kings.


5 Epigraphia Indica, I (Calcutta, 1892), pp. 222-238.
6 Historical Inscriptions of Gujarat part 2 (Forbes Gujarati Sabha, Bombay 4, 1935) Chalukya Vamsha Lekha. pp 62-63.
7 K.M. Munshi, op. cit., p. 140.

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