Half undone by Brahmanic henchmen: clear marks of mutilation and partially demolished sculpture in black granite. Historians have dated it to 7/8th century AD. Experts like P C Alexander and S N Sadasivan argue that it retains the Anuradhapura style of Srilanka. The exquisite handwork of stone-sculptors from the Eelam is tangible says some cultural observers. Anyway it is the foundation of stone-sculpture in Kerala. Its human figuration and pose are highly stylized and evocative.