Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bagha Gumpha, Udaygiri

Bagha Gumpha is located on Udayagiri hill in Orissa. This is of the period Mahameghavahana Chedi dynasty during 1st century B.C.



This is on upper right side of the Hatigumpha. A single cell hewn out of a large natural sandstoneboulder with open veranda in the front. Its facade resembles the face of tiger. Hence the name "Bagha".



The exterior of the cell is decorated with sculptural motif on the lintel.




A two line of Brahmi Inscription is noticed in the facade of the cell.  

39 comments:

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful photos...

thanks

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post!

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

Team G Square said...

Wonderful pictures . I personally loved these caves very much .

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

interesting :)

RNSANE said...

Exceptional, as always. Sadly, I don't think I'll make it to Orissa...would love to - even had a phsyician, during a hospital stay in San Francisco, who was from there. When she walked into my room, I immediately said, "You're Indian." She was surprised I knew - & even more surprised at how much I knew about her country.

My post is at:

http://www.rnsane.blogspot.in/2013/07/photo-them-for-thursday-hard-keshava.html

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Superb click

Jeevan said...

Interesting facade! Nice capture

krishna said...

this place is really rich with history.. nice posts.. i went there in 2012...

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

What an amazing ancient structure. I wonder how long it took them to carve the cell from the rock. The facade is interesting.

Martha Z said...

Imagine the work to carve that out with the tools available then.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

So you walk right into the tiger's mouth? Frightening! :)

Mystical Sky

Steffi said...

Great photos and post again,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend!

HansHB said...

Nice serie of photos!

LV said...

What an interesting rock formation.

Sylvia K said...

An amazing, historical place! Thanks for sharing, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend!

Jim said...

Interesting.

DeniseinVA said...

Another wonderful and interesting, thank you.

Kusum Sanu said...

That first picture is nice! Looks like mouth of some animal- may be a tiger?!

Leovi said...

Stunning rock-cut Hatigumpha!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

History, combined with great photos?!!! This made a wonderful post Rajesh.

thomas said...

Wow!An enterance into the tiger's mouth.

Lowell said...

That's a very big and very scary mouth (of the tiger!)...hope the kids didn't run away! :)

TexWisGirl said...

remarkable boulder!

Annemor said...

An other great post.
Have a nice evening.
Mormor

Joyful said...

Wonderful site! That is a cool sculpture of the tiger.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for the appreciation.

Kathe W. said...

wow what a magnificent photo.
Have a lovely day.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing craftsmanship. To shape a cell from a boulder must have been quite a feat at this time.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Definitely does look like a tiger! How interesting!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

I have been to Udayagiri a few times but never visited this place. Will check it out next time. Looks like a superb place to photograph.

Huldra said...

Cool! :)

Lancelot Quadras said...

Good compilation of pictures.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

I've visited this place..nice shot

D. Prabhu said...

Nice photos :)

Mahesh Divya said...

Thanks for sharing less traveled site.

AmitAag said...

Great show!

Kalpanaa Misra said...

It's always interesting to see photos of rarely visited places that it seems unlikely I will make it to any time soon. Thanks for helping me travel virtually :)

Bhavani Nandan said...

Entrance click is awesome.....

Indiawilds said...

Good to know that you have been to my hometown. We used to visit the bagha gumpha and hati gumpha. Haven't been there for close to a decade. So it helped bringing back old memories. Thanks for sharing.