ancient temple partly dilapidated, was in 1706, still a shrine of Somanatha. It NN7as then
that the white stone flooring was fixed at places and the pradakshina marga destroyed.
It is more than likely that the mosque domes and minarets were of an
early age when the temple was not so dilapidated and the destroyer was a ruler himself,
and not merely the viceroy of a distant ruler whose hold over the territory was crumbling,
as Auranzgeb's was in 1706.