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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

SHIVA - AND HIS WORSHIP

They follow the tradition of long forgotten tribes to whom Shiva, wearing the, gar lands of skulls and the ornaments of serpents and with the body besmeared with ashes, was the tutelary deity.  Even today, among the Shaivites of the purest hue, there is the traditional ritual of the application of ashes to the forehead and  the hands.

Shiva's spouse Uma, Parvati, or Shakti,  known to all early human civilizations as the Mother Goddess, is the goddess who protects, blesses and saves. Though in His one aspect as Ardhanarishvara, half  god, half woman, Shiva is considered indissoluble from his spouse, the yogis who worshipped them both, true to human nature, separated the worship into cults of  entirely different character.

Jyotirlinga-Somanatha
About Shiva And His Worship
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