III. --The third chamber of the temple, viz., the meghadhvani had completely disappeared
save the lowest mouldings of the plinth. The temple, therefore, was left with only two
chambers, the garbhagriha and the gudha mandapa, placed diagonally to each other and
having a total length of 98 feet.
entrance steps on the east were only partially available. In this phase, as already stated
the floor-level in the mandapa was raised by 9-10 inches whereas there was no raising in
the garbhagriha. As a result thereof the floor-level inside the mandapa was nearly 2 feet
higher than that in the garbhagriha. The entrance to the garbhagriha was marked by a
chandrashila flanked on either side by a conch and a conventionalised tortoise, all in
black stone. Later on a plain contracted door-frame was inserted with a higher threshold,
ascended by two steps resting directly on the chandrashila referred to above. This
synchronized with the water outlet 'C'.