temple of Somanatha is situated there and a new temple is going to replace the relics of
the old one. It is also the place where Lord Shri Krishna left His body wounded by the
arrow of a hunter. Once there is a University of Somanatha, its ancient associations will
be revived. The shore on which Prabhasa stands is one of the most picturesque places in
India. The association of a Sanskrit University with Prabhasa, therefore, will create for
India a new cultural centre.
"It must not be
forgotten that up to the 13th century, Somanatha was worshipped throughout India as a
deity of equal importance with Kashi Vishvanatha.