still stands to give ocular demonstration of this narrative, though, sooth to say,its
appearance would indicate aless remote antiquity and a morecommon place origin. It differs
neither in size nor other essentials from the temples, which swarm in our larger cities,
and its style of architecture is decidedly modern. No inscription exists on the central
building, but a tablet let into the pediment of an outwork on the north-east records the
fact that this portion of the edifice was erected by one Darpanarayan in the year Shali-
vahana 1683, i.e., 1761 A.D.
Two other stones
inserted in an interior wall east of the temple give the names of two brothers named
Hatambar and Taralasara, and a third bears the date of 1677 Shalivahana or
1755 A.D., but is otherwise illegible. These annexes are to all appearances as old as
Viswakarma's alleged handiwork, and it is doubtful if any portion of the buildings, as
they stand, dates further back than the commence- ment of the 18th century. Their
purlieus are more interesting. They consist of streets upon streets of deva in graven
stone,erected from time to time by wealthy worshippers.