the architectural wonders, the Natyamantap captivates the viewers
with its exquite sculpture. The sculptured pillars bearing the life
size representations of dancers, musicians, and dancing deities send
thrills by their excellent finish, size, polish and gestures, but
some parts and left unfinished, due to the unfortunate incident of
the builder's meeting punishment by the ruler. The proportions of
the statues and their gestures display the stone cutters' artistry
and have brought a creditable merit to the Vijayanagara style of
art; and they throw a halo round the builder's head too. The next
object that draws the visitors to detain them longer is the huge
monolithic Nandi. It is made out of a single rock and measures 20
feet in height and 30 in length. Neither any similar in size, nor
parallel in craftsmanship is found any where in the whole of Bharat.
Another feather to the builder.