Highness the Jam Saheb laid the foundation stone of the Seventh Temple on May 8, 1950. A
silver Nandi was consecrated and with its aid I performed on October 19, 1950, the
ceremony of pulling down the Fifth Temple, which, hoary and in ruins, was awaiting the day
of the shrine's resurrection.
Somanatha was the
shrine beloved of India. It was not merely the shrine of the Hindus; pilgrims of other
faiths are referred to in old chronicles as visiting it. In its worship she found ancient
glory and unending inspiration.