the Fourth Temple, the sabha mandapa was extended in the front; additional steps were
constructed concealing the broken steps of the Third Temple; a new pradakshina marga was
constructed. On the southern face of the Plinth we found the carving of an artistic Shiva
Tripurantaka piercing Tripura with his spear. The sea-wall on the south was changed to a
mere revetment. In the sabha mandapa new pillars were erected with octagonal pedestals,
six of which could be traced. The level of the garbhagriha was raised, and the second
lower outlet B was constructed.
Perhaps the original
brahmashila which, in part, bore marks of violence was kept where it was and a bigger
linga to suit the height of the garbhagriha was installed.