it had thirty rings round it each of which was then (i.e. in A.D. 1026) related by the
Brahmins to have represented a period of 1,000 years for which it had been worshipped; and
(7) there were several minor images of gold and
silver placed under its elevated pedestal to signify their attendance on it. Al-Biruni
(writing in A.D. 1031) speaks of various Lingas in the temples in the south west of Sind
All these opinions are now laid at rest.
(1) The original brahmashila was just normal, only a
little broken at the corner.
(2) The whole construction being according to the ancient
science of temple architecture, there would not be a hollow Linga placed on this shila.