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The Temples Of North-West India
The Temples of North-West India - Index The Author
Invocation Foreword
Prologue Yatra And Its Importance
Somanath Dwaraka
Mathura Amritsar
Kurukshetra Mount Abu
Ambaji Pushkar - Raj
Mata Vaishnodevi Mandir Amarnath
Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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SOMANATH

HISTORICITY

There 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.

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