invasion of the temple in A.D. 1318 is also alluded to by Cousens,12 but without any
details regarding the invader. The next major invasion was in A.D. 1394 by Muzaffar Khan,
a governor of Gujarat, who carried out a furious war against the neighbouring chiefs and
once more destroyed the temple. Some sort of a temporary shrine must have been again
built, since soon after, in A.D. 1413, Ahmed Shah, the grandson of Muzaffar, is said to
have destroyed the temple of Sompura while returning from the battle against the Ra of
The local Hindu tradition, based mostly on
Diwan Ranchhodji Amarji's Twarikh-i-Sorath, claims that Mahmud Begda or Muzaffar II in
A.D. 1459 again desecrated the temple.
12 Ibid., p. 26.