architectural piece of superb craftsmanship, occupying a spacious
7-acre-land lies on an elevated part of the city and is visible to
the visitors from miles afar. Surrounded by massive prakaras with a
tall 100 feet high 7storeyed tower of pyramidal shape, it faces the
east, and has a flight of broad stone steps to reach the sannidhi.
The elaborately and intricately sculptured pouranic figures adorning
the tower are a treat to the connoisseurs and detain them for hours,
whereas the asthikas bow to them seeing living gods in them.
Crossing the portal, we enter the broad open oblong corridor,
supported by 324 pillars, called the walk of the God's procession.
The pillars and the ceiling are fittingly beautified with excellent
sculptures. The grand 80 - foot-high circular golden flag staff
lying at the end of this covered walk is adorned with the image of
Garuda, the Lord's Vehicle. Kulasekhara Mantap bearing the exquisite
sculptures lies to its south.