believe that this was the place where stood the temple which Sultan Mahmud captured and
burnt. Mid way between this site and the temple of Bhidia, a linga has been placed in the
sea in ancient times, probably to commemorate the original site.
"The whole sea-coast around this site is littered with ruins.
Every now and then the sea washes away the sand and exposes some of them to view. When I
was at Somanatha, the ruins of what looked like a cell were uncovered closely to Veraval.
In am sure that if this site were excavated, some additional details regarding the size
and plan of the temple might be brought to light. "21 All these speculations are at
an end. Recent excavations prove beyond doubt that the temple has stood on the same spot
for over 1,500 years.
21. M. Nazim, op. cit., pp. 213-14.