A stone-inscription with Indo-arabic numerals 355. Very strange, for at first the number looked like 1355, roughly a 100 years after the Darasuram temple was built. But later, Kingsley tells me the number is 355...what looks like 1 is in fact a part of the previous letter.
Kingsley also tells me that in Tamil temples, numbers would be written out in words and not using numerals.
Altogether a strange piece of writing.