the garbhagriha, however, the flooring of black basalt was found with two pieces cut as
semi-circle on each side to enclose the Linga, proving conclusively that the old Linga was
not replaced. The chandrashila in black basalt now shown under the door sill of the
garbhagriha was also placed atthat time. This edifice was of the type of meruprasada. As
referred to in the inscription, the sea-wall erected has been found; so also a plinth of
the Pattashalika and two of the small temples.
to the type of the building, the Shikhara must have been at least nine storeys high.
Further additions to the structure included the Meghanada Mandapa by Bhimadeva II in A.D.