the Bhadrakali temple inscription of A.D. 1169, it is stated that Jayasimha's successor,
Kumarapala, built a meru type of prasad at Somanatha. It repeats the Pauranic story that
Somaraja built the temple of gold, Krishna of silver and Bhima of large stones (verse 15).
The inscription further tells us that Kumarapala also raised the fortifications,
constructed a nrupashala, a well and a pattashalika besides adorning the kalashas of many
smaller temples (verses 24-27).
also learn that the temple had gone into ruins because of the foolishness and the greed of
the ministers (verse 18).8 A Someshvara mandapa called the meghadhvani was added to the
main temple of Kumarapala by Bhima deva II as revealed by Shridhara Prashasti of A.D. 1216
at Dev-Pattan (verse 23).9
8 Historical Inscriptions of Gujarat, op. cit., pp.
9 Ibid., p. 106 and Epigraphia Indica, op. cit., pp. 439-440.