Opposite to Gommata and outside the enclosure around Gommata is a very elegantly carved pillar known as the Tyagada Brahmadeva pillar. On this pillar four creepers are shown in bold relief as emerging out from the top corners of the cubical base intertwining all round the cylindrical shaft and each convolution having a beautifully designed flower or leaf in the centre. This beautiful work of art is said to have been supported from above in such a way that a hand-kerchief could be passed under it. But the pavilion, which supports the pillar ar present, appears to have been put up at a much later date. The inscription on the north base which gives a glowing accound of Chamundaraya’s expeditions confirms the traditional account of attributing the erection of this pillar to Chamundaraya himself. Unfortunately the inscription has been effaced on the three sides of the base leaving only a portion on the fourth side intact. Among the figures sculptured on the south base of the pillar, the one flanked by chamara bearers is said to represent Chamundaraya. Another figure in the same group is said to represent his guru Nemichandra, who is said to be the suthor of the work Gommatasara, written by him for the instruction of his disciple, Chamundaraya, the great minister of the Ganga king Racahamalla. The name chagada Kamba or Tyagada pillar is accounted for by the statement that it was the place where gifts were distributed.