The Ranga mantapa consists of 38 pillars, relieved with sculptures. These pillars
are divided into two vertical sections - the first is cut to resemble a rearing
Yali - a mythical lion, standing on a Makara, while the second section is basically
square with small relief, depicting mostly Shaiva themes. These pillars are aesthetically
composed and skillfully constructed.
central ceiling of the Ranga Mantapa is of substantial size. The ceiling as well
as the beams supporting the ceilings is covered with painted panels. The panel
depicts themes from the Mahabharatha, the Ramayana and the Shiva Puranas as well
as from the contemporary life.