(El). A female idol made of stone, and said to be
inspired with life; the chief object of adoration by the Arabs before
at Somanat in India, was a single stone fifty fathoms high, placed
in the midst of a temple supported by
fifty-six pillars of massive gold. This idol was broken in pieces
by Mahmood Ibn-Sabuktigeen, who conquered that part of India. The
granite Lat, facing a Jain temple at Mudubidery, near Mangalore, in
India, is fifty-two feet high.
“The granite lat of Mudubidery, in India, is fifty-two feet high.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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