the foundation itself were observed many sculptured stone pieces used as filling,
indicating the presence in the neigh bourhood, of a still earlier structure the debris of
which was utilised for the foundation-filling.
II. -In Phase II the garbhagriha underwent little change as far as the size was concerned.
Because of the accumulated debris of the earlier temple, the raising of the floor-level
both inside and outside the garbhagriha was inevitable. Inside, the floor-level is
indicated by another water outlet 'B', 1 foot 5 inches above the former. It measures 4
½ inches wide and 5 inches high. The earlier linga of the temple had since
been uprooted and broken, and in Phase IT, a new linga was installed on the same
brahmashila which presumably was left undisturbed only so far as its position was
concerned. On the outside, the water outlet discharged itself into a regular shallow drain
carved into the stone.