Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jaya Vijaya Gumpha, Udaygiri

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



This is a double storeyed rock cut cave having pillared veranda in the upper floor where as the lower floor is without pillars. In the past this cave was used by Jain monks.



The caves are devoid of any sculptural friezes. At the entrance of  the upper cave is sculptures of door keepers.

25 comments:

P.N. Subramanian said...

Good information. The caves look beautiful holistically.

Cloudia said...

Ancient Wonders!




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Jeevan said...

Wonderful rock cuts and carvings!

genie said...

I canot even begin to imagine how hard life must have been for the monks who lived in the cave. They were definitely secluded from the rest of society. It is interesting that there were no sculptures for the monks...just up above. Door keepers...so interesting.

Sylvia K said...

I'm always so amazed by the incredible history of your country!! I would so love to visit there! Fortunately, your captures/posts are the next best thing! Thank you for sharing with us, Rajesh!! Have a great weekend!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The darkness of that "cave" looks so inviting!

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Laura said...

What gifted artisans our predecessors were!

HansHB said...

Beautiful photos!

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Photo Cache said...

interesting to know that you can go inside that ruin and climb. fun for visitors. hope not adding to the destruction of the "ruin"

Carver said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit.

George said...

What a marvelous old rock cave.

Leovi said...

Yes , wonderful sculpture, full of sensuality !

marilyn said...

Amazing and beautiful. Your photos and info are wonderful. Thank You.

carol l mckenna said...

Amazing history and wonderful photos ~

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Magia da Inês said...

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Impressionante!!!
Uma obra de arte.

Bom fim de semana!
Ótimo mês de maio.
Beijinhos.
Brasil..°º。
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Heather said...

I am always impressed by such "primitive" architecture. Great photos! My Skies

Birgitta said...

Good information and great photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like it would take some effor and dedication to tour.

Lakshmi said...

was there a few months ago..nice composition

Thomas Lee said...

Lovely door keeper's statue.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If you can't have human doorkeepers, then stone ones will do!

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Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Amazing..!

Anandan Iyer said...

@Rajesh, you seem to have travelled the best of India. The Udayagiri caves appear truly beautiful. I am sure the ancient people might have put in a lot of effort to make these lovely carvings in black stone. Great share.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Nice clicks... :-)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Wonderful rock cuts and carvings!