The devakoshtha niches accommodated between pilasters cantoning the relieved bays have varied sculptures set inside for kuta, Panjara or torana frames.
The hara of the aditala over the top of the outer wall, consisting of kuta,
sala and Panjara elements, is continued over the top edges of the front mandapas.
The hara, or string of diminutive shrines on top of the talas of multi- storeyed vimanas, is composed of these
three classes of shrine forms the miniature kuta, sala( or koshtha), and Panjara or nida.
Over the moulded stone adhishthana, the outer wall of the sandhara structure and its prastara show the characteristic reliefs of pilasters and miniature shrines of the kuta,
sala, and Panjara models, as in the Tamil Nadu temples.
The other bays correspond to the kuta or Panjara patternsall two-
storeyed modelswhile the recesses have again such two- storeyed models of lesser size with sala sikhara motifs on tops of shorter and more closely set pairs of pilasters.
These eleven bays carry devakoshthas, the niches of which are framed by shrine fronts of all patterns of southern- style vimanas and northern- style prasadas such as the kuta,
sala or koshtha, Panjara, udgama( coalesced kudu- like arches), and torana, and containing bold sculptures of gods.
These kuta, sala, Panjara reliefs are overshadowed by the overhanging eaves
of the pent roof sloping down from hooks and beams, set higher up on the face of the inner wall, and resting on the wall- plate of the outer wall, the overhanging eaves further supported by intricately carved caryatid- like wooden brackets sprung from the top region of the outer wall again.
While the salas along the lengths of each side and the karnakutas at the corners are found in most of the monolithic vimanas,
the nida or Panjara as the third element of the ham makes its appearance
only in two cases, namely, over the first tala of the Dharmaraja ratha and the second tala of the Nakula- Sahadeva ratha completed towards the close of the seventh century.