view of these incongruities and in the light of the details unfolded by the excavations,
the contentions of Dr. Nazim in respect of the site of the (original' temple seem rather
It is universally accepted, on the basis
of the Bhadra kali temple inscription, that Kumarapala rebuilt and also repaired the
temple of Bhima I. Whether the latter built his temple on a fresh site or on the same site
where stood the temple demolished by Sultan Mahmud was the point of specific enquiry.
As already stated, excavations have revealed the remains of
two earlier temples below the temple of Kumarapala.