When was the first temple built in India?
The earliest example of this kind was a cave temple that was built in around 400 B.C. at Bhaje containing images of learned Parasurama with Indra and Surya. After this came the turn of stone temples, as brick and wood were perishable materials.
Who built Somnath temple?
In 725, the old ruler of Sindh took his army and attacked the temple and destroyed the temple. Pratishtha King Nag Bhatt II constructed the temple for the third time in 815 using a red stone (sandstone) stone. In 1026, Mahmud Ghazni lent the precious jewels and property of Somnath temple.
When was the First Temple built?
The First Temple was constructed during the reign of David’s son, Solomon, and completed in 957 BC. Other sanctuaries retained their religious functions, however, until Josiah (reigned c. 640-609 BC) abolished them and established the Temple of Jerusalem as the only place of sacrifice in the Kingdom of Judah.