These stones called Veyala Vari (comes on top of the sunshade) It is the last course for the Nandi Mandapam. On top of it will be karna kudoo which completes the Nandi Mandapam. This is the front view visible from the ground. In front is a detailed ornamental carving. In the side you see the magaram. The piece is not attached to the main stone but carved from the same stone..
it is the same course but the magaram is seen in the front.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.