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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

THE THIRD TEMPLE

The Prabhavakacharita is silent on this point. The life of 109 years given by the Prabandhas to Vanaraja is legendary. The story that Vanaraja founded Anahilavada is disproved by another legend given by Jinaprabha in the Vividha-tirthakalpa. According to it, the city was built on the site of a town known as Lakharama, which is stated to have been founded in A.D. 446.8

The earliest reference to the Chalukyas having seized the royalty from the Chavadas is found in the Vadnagar prashasti of A.D. 1152, when legends of the foundation of Patan had been crystallised and bad be gun to be accepted as facts, Vanaraja is, for the first time, referred to in A. D. 1116 in a colophon of an Apabhramsha work named Neminathacharia by Haribhadrasuri, who completed his work in the residence provided by Prithvipala, a minister of Kumarapala.9


8 Sanatkumara charitam; a section from Haribhadra's Neminaha Chariu edited by Hermann Jacobi, 152.
9 El. IX 2.

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