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Temples & Legends Of Somanatha

Kulapati's Preface


Preface To the first Edition

Preface To The Second Edition

Publisher's Note: Fourth Edition


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


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


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


Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Himachal Pradesh




Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi' s versatility and achievements were in a a way unique.  he was an eminent lawyer, one of the framers of India's Constitution and a seasoned statesman.  Coming under the inspiring influence of Sri Aurobindo during his student days, Munshi became an ardent fighter for India's freedom working at different stages in close association with Jinnah, Tilak, Besant, mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Pandit Nehru.  His achievements as Home Minister of Bombay in 1937, as India's Agent-General in Hyderabad before the Police Action, as India's Food Minister and as Governor of Uttar Pradesh were characterized by rate courage and decisive energy.

Acknowledged as the foremost writer in Gujarati in his times, his contribution to literature was vast as it was varied, including novels, dramas, memoirs and history in Gujarati, besides several historical and other works in English, notable "Gujarat and its Literature", "Creative Art of Life", "To Badarinath", "Saga of Indian Sculpture", "The End of An Era", "Krishnavatara" and "Tapasvini".

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