There is a
Rangamantapa covered with forty pillars in the Vijayanagar style of architecture. Beyond
the Rangamantapa is the Mukhamantapa, in which, all the scenes of the Ramayana commencing
from Putrakameshti Yagna of Dasharatha to the Pattabhisheka of Sri Ramachandra are carved.
The scene of reconciliation of Rama and Sita is especially a beautiful piece of
architecture. It depicts the Devatas on the west, the Vanaras on the east, and in between,
Agni as testifying to the sanctity of Sita; and Rama and Sita standing hand in hand. On
the southern and western walls of the temple, scenes from the Bhagavata, depicting the
life of Sri Krishna and his Leelas are sculptured. We have also, rare sculptural specimens
of the various Avataras of Lord Vishnu. One particularly interesting piece of sculpture is
that of Lord Narasimha, not in his usual posture of killing Hiranyakasipu on his thigh,
but shown as wrestling with him. The sculpture of Vamanavatara is also a beautiful one,
showing one foot on the head of Bali, and the other compassing the entire universe.