Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chotahati Gumpha, Udaygiri

Chotahati Gumpha is located on Udayagiri hill near Bhubaneswar. This natural cave is of the period 1st century B.C. when Mahameghavahana Chedi dynasty ruled the place.




This is a small cave of sandstone with a low ceiling. The facade of the cave has remarkable carvings on it. 



The facade is decorated with plants, floral motifs, elephant figures, pilaster crowning with winged animal. 

30 comments:

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

informative post

beautiful photos

thanks

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice art work!

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/06/amidst-sea-of-blue.html

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice clicks

Panchali said...

Fantastic images, Rajesh !Thanks for sharing...

Sridharan said...

Very nice..

Jeevan said...

Ancient marvel! Great close up detail on rock carving

Carver said...

Very impressive cave.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful building and carvings and superb captures as always, Rajesh!!

Kim Hkiss said...

Beautiful carvings. I wonder who did all the carvings it is beautiful and huge!

Kim,USA

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°✿✿⊱彡
Que belas fotos!!!
Essas esculturas impressionam pela riqueza de detalhes.
Bom restinho de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

Photo Cache said...

looks well preserved.

Indrani said...

Yet to be there! Great shots.

Leovi said...

Yes, That beauty ... I like that elephant. Enchanting!

Pearl Maple said...

amazing amount of details in the decorative carvings, thanks for taking us on tour with you

TexWisGirl said...

amazing carvings.

Karen said...

Wonderful closeup!

Karl Demetz said...

Impressive cave, very nice shots!

Gattina said...

Amazing !

sceneoftranquility said...

delicate rock carvings.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful elephant carvings.

George said...

The elephant carvings are amazing.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful sculpture detail! Love the bold elephant shape!

Arija said...

Superb carvings of the elephants. Such a pity about the damage they have sustained.

blogitse said...

What can I say...wow.
Happy Sunday!

Jim said...

Marvellous sculptures.

Jeanne said...

If it weren't for you, I would have missed seeing this. Loved it!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Rajesh,

I am so thankful I found you, so I can visit India thru your lenses.

TY,
/CC girl

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this ancient cave.

Ercotravels said...

Great, impressive sculpture!

Arti said...

Lovely carvings, intriguing cave.