It has a greater Islamic
character about it. The building consists of eleven large
rooms with very high ceilings. Large domes crown ten of these.
These domes are of brick and mortar, and are of different
shapes drum-shaped, ribbed and octagonal. The superstructure
of the central upper pavilion is lost. It probably had a Hindu
Shikhara in consonance with the Indo-Islamic architecture.
The rooms were used as Elephant
stables. The elephants were tied to the chairs hanging from
the centre of the ceiling as can be made out from the iron
hooks embedded in some of the ceilings. These were not the
military elephants but were the ceremonial ones which were
used by royal household. Apart from the royal elephants, temples
also had elephants of their own to perform various pujas.
One such elephant can still be seen in Hampi.