appears that the upper half of the plinth, which may have been considerably despoiled by
the invader, was bodily removed when building Phase II mandapa. The mandapa floor-level
was 5 feet 6 inches higher than the outside ground level Within the width of the
trench, on the mandapa floor, were found the remains of three pillar-bases each of
which, on plan, was 1 foot 7 inches square with recessed corners. Two of these also bear
leaf designs over them.
The floor-stones of the
mandapa were found to contain molten lead in the interstices. Associated with this
phase on the north was a flooring the extent of which, as determined by this trench, was
upwards of 76 feet from the northern face of the mandapa. Below this flooring and
separated from it by 4 inches of lime pebble accumulation, was another flooring of
softer Kanjur stones.