edges in this case remained fairly sharp. The condition of the lower outlet would
postulate a period of nearly 300 years for its life. This brings us to the middle of the
8th century. The 'original' temple, therefore, might have been built somewhere towards the
middle of the 8th century with a margin of two or three decades on either side.
In the present stock-taking, the following points, though apparently
minor but nevertheless significant, also deserve mention: A stone lying in the core
of Kumarapala's masonry to the right of the main entrance and assumably misplaced, bears
on it an inscription which on paleographic grounds is ascribable to the Valabhi period