Thursday, May 15, 2014

Patalapuri Gumpha, Udaygiri

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



Rock cut cave consists of four dwelling cells, two at the back and one on either side of the benched veranda. The veranda originally provided with two pilasters and three pillars.


The cave is devoid of sculptural embellishments except the traces of a man on the bracket fighting with a lion and two winged lion on the top of a pillar on its square base.

26 comments:

My Unfinished Life said...

I have not been to this place but heard a lot..nice clicks!!

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ladyfi said...

How lovely.

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos of India.Really interesting!Have a nice weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

Yet more intriquing and historical buildings ~ great shots for SWF ~ namaste,

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Christian Weiß said...

That's a fascinating mason work, similar to Petra, it unbelievable what they was able to work out of rocks in ancient times, for that sites India is a very interesting country.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

wonder why the pillar is shaped like this, middle thinning.

Barb said...

Rajesh, I'm wondering who used these dwelling cells? So ancient, it's hard to believe they're still standing.

Photo Cache said...

the carving is spectacular.

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful pictures, I like it, I love that temple!

Birgitta said...

Interesting photos!

Joe Todd said...

Love the history of such places

D. Prabhu said...

Amazing captures of caves :)

Thomas Lee said...

nice lion carvings

Heather said...

You have some of the most interesting sites near you - love it! Mine

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

An exciting place to explore. If your sons were with you I bet they loved that cave! I would too.

janiceadcock said...

Fascinating place. You seem to be surrounded by so much history.

Jeevan said...

Interesting perspective Rajesh!

Kelly said...

I like the carving of the winged lions.

Lina Gustina said...

Admiring the people who made this temple.

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Mahesh Divya said...

Nice pics !

Kokila Gupta said...

What a great effort ...and what nice pictures :)

Amrita Sabat said...

Udaygiri caves in Bhubaneswar, Odisha are one of the picturesque caves for Jain monks, who dwelled there in 1st Century BC...truly marvellous that it stands tall even today & admired by one & all...thanks for sharing! :)

Amrita Sabat said...

In Udaygiri Caves, Bhubaneswar Jain monks dwelled in 1st Century BC! Amazing! Thanks for sharing this! :)

Meoww said...

oh beautiful!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Awesome

Lancelot Quadras said...

Great structure...
Good carving..
Thanks for sharing... :)