ornate style of the mandovara with sculptures even in the recesses; (f) introduction of
the black basalt stone for the flooring both in the mandapa and the garbhagriha.
Likewise the sea-wall, too, had three distinct stages of building
including the one attributed to Kumarapala. In the first stage it was much nearer the
temple, being only 67 feet away from its southern face. Built on sound foundations, it was
nearly 5 feet wide at the top. This, in origin, was earlier than Phase I of the temple. A
reconstruction contemporaneous with Phase I of the temple, however, is clearly discernible
when its width was in creased to 6 feet.