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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

STONE INSCRIPTION IN THE TEMPLE OF BHADRAKALI

31.This Vapi, which was caused to be made by Ganda, is pure, is of large dimensions, have sweet water and is named Amrita. This Vapi, whose water is being drunk by hundreds of brass-buckets which make pleasant rippling sound, seems to laugh at the ocean, though its water was drunk by the sage Agastya born from a Kumbha (an earthen water jar)

32.He, desirous as he was of acquiring religious merit, renewed the Chandika near the God Shiva, who is adorned by the moon.

33.What person can rival this treasure of virtues, who, on (the days of) the solar and lunar eclipses, worshipped, at every step, learned and meritorious Brahmanas who came to him, after giving them al  (kinds of) gifts, and who pleased also the earth by making regular gifts, well-known on the surface of the earth, on the five holidays.

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