stone basement of the tower is covered wit elaborate sculptures, and the masonry above
with ornamental work of Puranic figures, the top having seven gold steeples or turrets.
Underneath the gopura is the mal gateway leading to the principal temple well
protected by a number of massive doors and guarded by sentries. Between the gateway and
the inner shrine there is broad open corridor in the form of an oblong supported by
324 pillars and covered with terraced roof, the walk God's procession.On one side, it is
450 feet long a on the other side 350 feet. It is 25 feet broad.
"The two rows of granite pillars and the stone ceiling above are decorated with fine
sculptures. Every pill has the figure of a Nayar giri bearing a lamp in the palm of her
hands joined together and raised above her waist. The top of each pillar is surmounted by
thehead of a unicorn in the mouth of which is a loose ball of stone."