restoration, the outline of the tower and the general appearance of the temple before its
dilapidation appear to have been entirely ignored, and a new design adopted. After
this, repairs on a small scale were carried out, of which traces are to be seen in various
patchy portions of
brick and mortar. Lastly, a series of brick arches were added in front of the temple.
The object of worship inside is a lingam, which is said to have
thrust itself up through the ground. Several pieces of sculpture, both broken and sound,
and almost all Brahmanical, lie in groups on platforms outside, none of any special
interest and none inscribed."3
The temple looks like a massive and very solid pillar. This particular feature for a
temple is absolutely exclusive at Ektesvara. The Ektesvara temple is not of the type of
what is known as Bangla mandir. It is clear specimen of "Rekha- deul" but
without the Sikara. Another remarkable feature is that the walls are completely denuded of
any carvings excepting depictions of small temples.
3 Report of a tour through the Bengal Provinces;
Beglar; A.S.I. Report 1872-73, Vol. VIII.