Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Kanchipuram: Vaikuntha Perumal Temple: Photo 11
Here's a view of part of the north side of the prakara, which deviates from a square to allow a porch whose corner is on the right. Hudson sees the entire project as a recreation in stone of a mandala of five concentric enclosures. The shrine within the vimana is the innermost of these; the moat is the third; the exterior of the wall is the outermost or fifth.
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