I have reached the bottom of the intermediate tank - its pool used for ritual ablution purposes. The octagonal shaft is set in the form of a square with 9-metres long sides. Twelve pillars frame the square, and eight of these stand at the corners of the octagon. Four storeys in the octagonal shaft may be entered by spiral staircases featuring an arched doorway on the western and eastern sides of the vav. The railing around the shaft is built with a horizontal slab (rajesenaka) beneath a balustrade (vedika) on top of which rests a sitting stone (asana-patta) with a sloping back-rest (kakasana). These are carved in the style of the Dada Harir stepwell in Ahmadabad. The shaft of the main well may be glimpsed straight ahead.
Nobody has marked this note useful