figure, of Sun and the Moon are carved out on either side of the inner side of
doorway to the Mahamandapam and those of Lakshmi and Saraswati on the outer side. There
are 252 Lingas in this temple. Mount Kailas, the sacred abode of the Great Siva and
Parvati on d mighty Himalayas is called Uttara Meru.
On the same analogy, by reason of the scene
depicted on the eastern face on the great vimana just above the terrace of the mandapa,
this vimana has come to be known ', Dakshina Meru. This pyramidal structure of vimana of
14 store] rising to a height of 216 feet is clearly visible from all sides. With small
pillars, pretty balcony windows and beautiful images carved thereon, Enchants the minds
and eyes of all spectators. The vimana is 96 feet square at the bottom.