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.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.