was from the footsteps of this dilapidated temple that he announced with sea-water in his
"On this auspicious day of the New Year, we have decided that Somanatha should be
reconstructed. You, people of Saurashtra ' should do your best. This is a holy task in
which all should participate."
The new temple
has been completed by stages at a total expense of Rs.24,92,000. Its overall height is 155
feet and the foundation has gone up to a depth of 30 feet at places.