pradakshina marga or the circumambulatory passage to the west was removed; its stones
remained piled up on the plinth of the temple of Parvati.
The external face of the western wall of the garbhagriha was walled up, possibly
to support the mosque dome. Its inside wall, however, remained unchanged. Its floor
remained uncared for; possibly it had been broken up by repeated hunt for treasures;
Muslim chroniclers of Mahmud Ghazni's raid had left too picturesque an account of the
hidden treasure; and the destroyer could not resist the temptation to search for it. I was