the 4th or 5th century, it was one of the greatest seats of learning, presided over by the
great teachers of the Pashupata cult of Shaivism, which exercised its influence in the
whole of India. During the Mughal period, even Muslim merchants going by the port of
Prabhasa used to make offerings at the shrine. It is only a few miles from the port of
Veraval and from the Keshod air Port. Quite a large number of foreigners are now coming
out to India with a view to study its culture. A place where Sanskritic learning is
co-ordinated with modern learning will attract attention all over the world.
"The Indian Princes of Saurashtra and Rajas than have continued
to lavish their patronage to the Pathashalas in these areas. Almost every little place of
importance has a Pathashala.