the occasion of the installation of Somanatha, I decided to collect whatever I knew or had
done in connection with Somanatha. I am no scholar. The book has been written in great
hurry under the stress of pressing preoccupations of a varied nature. I hope, therefore,
the reader will overlook all shortcomings. Some day a scholar will examine the subject and
rewrite the story in a more systematic manner.
me, however, the satisfaction is of something done at the proper time. The ruins of
Kumarapala's Temple-what I have called the Fifth Temple-are no more.