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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

In A.D. 899 Chalukya Avanivarman II10 called Yoga, the son and successor of Balavarman, ruled Saurashtra as a feudatory of emperor Mahendrapala, though under the direction of the military commander of the Emperor.

That a daughter of Mihira Bhoja or his immediate descendant was married to one of the Chalukya descendants of Bahukadhavala, is supported by another testimony. A persistent tradition claims that Raji, the father of Mularaja, who founded the Chalukya rule at Anahilavada Patan in A.D. 942, came from Devapattana or Prabhasa. Probably, therefore, he was a descendant of Bahukadhavala, and on his mother's side he drew his descent from Mihira Bhoja, He was descended from illustrious families, 'like the two wings of the swan' says the inscription.11 This  would also explain Mularaja's interest in Somanatha.


10 The Glory that was Gurjaradesha, Pt. III, p. 69.
11 El. XIX 236f.

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