is a great deal of authentic information, besides literary works
about the glory of this place and it is preserved in the archives.
Recent excavation too have shed enough light testifying to the
uniqueness of this place from tune immemorial. Travelers accounts,
imperial edicts, Nawabs farmanas embody the supremacy of this place.
During the Pre-Vedic period, the present Somanath was called
Nagrapur and it established trade relations with Gulf countries. It
is recorded that Surya Vamsiya Aryas landed here first and they
named it Bhaskara Thirtha, but the Chandra Vamsiya Aryas who
followed them called it Soma Thirtha, and it is from them the
present name is derived. Copious evidence available in records
focuses light on its predominance, both as a seat of learning and
commercial centre, during the pre Mahabharata period, when gods used
to descend here for sojourns; for, it was a scat of higher learning.
Intellectual giants and immortal Rishis living in parnasalas
practised yoga and taught the Vedas to the students. And so their
kutirs were reverberating with Veda ghosha. It carved a niche in
specializing Khili Sukta of Rig Veda and Parishistha in Yajur Veda.