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24 Nov, 8 tweets, 8 min read
Demolition of Somnath Temple

In the 11th century, the Temple was looted and destroyed by Mahmud Ghaznavi.
It was rebuilt by King Bhim Deva Solanki of Gujarat and again renovated by Kumarapal in 1143-44 A.D.

The Temple was again destroyed by Alauddin Khalji’s troops in 1299.
'Padmanabha' in his classic work "Kanhadade Prabandha" described the scenes of demolition of the temple.
ईडे चड्या असुर आरहिडा, वेगि वावरइ घाण।
पासा तभी पूतली भांजइ, भूमि पड़इ पाहाण।।

Climbed up the shikhar of the Temple and began to rain blows on the stone idols on all three sides by their hammers, the stone pieces falling all around.
संघिइ सांधि जूजूई खींची, घर पाडेवा लागा।
ऊपरि थिकां हाथिया घोड़ा, घण तणे घाए भागा।।

They loosened every joint of the Temple building, and then began to break the different layers (thara) and the sculptured elephants and horses carved on them by incessant blows of their hammers.
परठइ सांगि लागि लोहडानि, प्राण करेवा लागइ।
इलहल करी चिंहु पपि विलगई, मोटी मूरति नांगइ।।

Then, amidst loud and vulgar clamour, they began to apply force from both the sides to uproot the massive idol by means of wooden beams and iron crowbars.
After the destruction of Somnath Temple during Alauddin’s time, it was rebuilt again. When Aurangzeb gave orders for its destruction. The artist, in this painting, has tried to recreate the scene.

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