latter outstretched the limits of the former by 62 feet. The exact relation ship of this
flooring with the temple was, however, not wholly clear, Other pre-Phase I structures met
with in this trench comprised the sea-wall and a Kanjur stone retaining wall running
roughly parallel along the length of the temple on the south. This possibly is a
continuation of the one discovered in the Cutting across the garbhagriha. The former (i.e.
the sea-wall) was built of lime stone on 18 feet wide foundations and was available
to a height of 3 feet. At the time of the construction of Phase I temple, the width
of the sea-wall was in, creased from 5 feet to 6 feet.
Phase II - The mandapa of Phase Il was of the same width as that of Phase I. Its
plinth, which was 5 feet 6 inches in height, was raised from the top of the lower half of
the earlier plinth. This involved raising of the floor-level by about 3 feet 9 inches. In
the filling, in between the two floor levels, can be seen many carved stone pieces.