Another temple complex from Gujarat.

The Sonkansari group of temples in Ghumali. Ghumali (the ancient Bhutambalika) a village located 45 km from Porbandar, at foothills of Barda, in Dwarka district of Gujarat. Image
While many of the temples of Sonkansari group are of the Maitraka dynasty, the main temple is likely to have been built by the Guptas. From a Junagadh inscription of 475-58 CE (reign of Skanda Gupta) that refers to the building of a Visnu temple at or in the vicinity of Gimar. Image
Matching this description, a short distance from the city ruins of Ghumali, 400 ft above ground level, stands a group of temples that are locally called as “Sonkansari’s temples”. Here the central temple faces east and its simplicity suggests that it could be a Gupta temple
devoted to the Bhagavat (Vaishnavism) religion.

From archaeological evidences it has been seen that there existed a small settlement at Ghumali during Mauryan and post Mauryan period, which continued into the later period.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with 🇮🇳Tathvam-asi kooapp @TathvamAsi🇬🇧

🇮🇳Tathvam-asi kooapp @TathvamAsi🇬🇧 Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @ssaratht

28 Sep 20
Let's discuss point by point. How many of u learned of the detailed account of how much was looted during #BritishRaj ? Look how #Hindus were made to suffer. From a surplus country with all the riches in the world to the daily average per capita income of 5pices/2 1/2 cents...1/n Image
#ConversionMafia propagates, "if British didn't rule India, then there's no India at all." #SleepingHindus fall for such false information and become an easy prey, as they don't know what actually happened.

If the levied tax on land is 65% more than the produce, how Image
will farmers survive?
Our #Hindu rulers used to provide almost free education to all the people in their Kingdoms. Look at how much #Britishers spent on Indians education. They never cared about our sanitation, but all they cared was our army, spent whooping 330 millions Image
Read 12 tweets
21 Sep 20
Do you think this is just a Temple Pillar?
This “Dwadasha Lakshna Sthambha”–12 Elements Pillar is of “Vishnu Kanta” (Octagonal) class of Hindu temple pillars from Surya Mandir, Modhera, Gujarat.
1) Ghata/Ahvaana Patta–Base Water pot like Kalasa or Welcome Band generally Image
contains Sri Ganesha or Sri Maha Lakshmi.
2) Simhamukha Patta–Lion Band–represents the Valor & Courage.
3) Dwarapala Patta–Guardian Band–Guardians of the presiding deity in the temple are present.
4) Vadaka/Vadaki patta–Musicians Band singing in reverence of the god.
5) Avatara patta Manifestation Band different Avataras of presiding deity.
6) Kalika Patta–Lotus Bud Band–indicates the potentiality of everybody to attain moksha.
7) Khandika/Ghanta Patta – Bell band – signifies the impermanence, transient creation of this universe
Read 6 tweets
20 Sep 20
He is a minister in #YSJagan‌’s govt & look at his carelessness & attititude reg vandalism of #Hindu deitys 😡 If such people r in the govt how can we expect justice to #Hindus his actual words r
1. What's loss to actual hanuman when a 'doll's' hand is broken?
2. 3 silver lions stolen worth 6 lakhs & there's no loss to Durga devi due to this.

3. Burnt Ratham is 1 crore & state govt. makes a new one so why r u crying so much

Is this the way #Hindus r treated by @ysjagan ‘s govt? Are Hindus a mere vote bank & can be taken for granted
ఆంజనేయస్వామి బొమ్మ చెయ్యి విరిగితే అంజనేయుడికి వచ్చే నష్టం ఏమి లేదా : అసలు నువ్వు XXషి ఐతే కదా..??

10 కేజీల వెండి పోతే ఆరు లక్షలతో పోయేదానికి దుర్గమ్మకి వచ్చే నష్టం ఏమీ లేదా : అసలు నువ్వు XXషి జన్మ ఎత్తిఉంటే గా..??
@somuveerraju @Swamy39 @ShivaShakthiOrg @missionkaali Image
Read 5 tweets
18 Sep 20
At the age of 92, Sri U. Ve. T. Srinivasachariar swamy diligently sits in front of the computer every day, typing in both #Sanskrit & #Tamil for his next book. He is an expert in #agamas (ancient temple rituals & practices)

He doesn’t stop with this. He even plans the design & layout of the book. He learnt Adobe PageMaker at the age of 86 on his own & has been working on it ever since. “I studied the Vedas to become a priest. Though I became one, I never abandoned the habit of reading the old
Sanskrit scripts. Based on my research, I wrote the first prose book on the day-to-day temple ritual called Sri Padmatantra Prayogam. I even started my own press Sri Raghavasimham Press in the 80s. Through the years, I have been writing and printing my own books,”
Read 6 tweets
16 Sep 20
Rivers !!

They are the veins, arteries and capillaries of Bharatiya Dharmic civilization, even before the nation India is formed !!

They are the bloodlines that shaped Bharatavarsha and enabled the ancient Rshis like Marichi, Atri, Bhrgu, Angiras, Pulaha, Pulastya and Image
Kratu to discover the cosmic system of living viz. the Sanatana Dharma. This discovery the passed on through Vasistha, Agastya, Bhardwaja, Gautama, Parasara, Vyasa and Valmiki to reach us through their works called the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Puranas.
Ganga with Yamuna forms the largest river network of Bharata as seen in the map with light blue color. The Ikshwakus at Sarayu central to Ramayana & the Bharatas at Ganga-Yamuna central to the Mahabharata, both are from the Ganga river network. This network contains almost
Read 16 tweets
6 Sep 20
అంతర్వేది శ్రీ లక్ష్మీ నరసింహ స్వామి వారి ఆలయ ప్రాంగణంలో 62 ఏళ్ల చరిత్ర కలిగిన స్వామి వారి రథం శనివారం అర్ధరాత్రి అగ్నికి ఆహుతైంది.

62yrs old Chariot of Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Antharvedi was on fire last night & fully burned down.
This is 3rd such incident in #AP in
last 1yr. Locals r saying this is done in exactly same pattern as other 2 incidents. Right in the middle of the night Chariot is burned down. No SECURITY near temples.
‘Trying’ to show as short circuit as usual. Money from temples is used to give monthly salaries for Mullahs,
pastors & to send xistians to jerusalem trips but can’t provide proper security to #Hindu temples.

Can hear locals saying fire engines did not respond and come in time even after informing several times, until all is burnt down @noconversion
Read 6 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!