Thursday, June 19, 2014

Apsidal Structure, Udaygiri

Udayagiri hill 6 kms away from Bhubaneshwar in Orissa is home several caves and monasteries used by Jain monks at the period Mahameghavahana Chedi dynasty during 1st century B.C.



A path to the top of the Udayagiri Hill to the right of Ganesh Gumpha leads to an open area. Here one can see remains of an apsidal structure within which towards the apse-end is a circular wall that was unearthed in 1958 by ASI. This could have been Chaitya hall a place of worship by the monks built using laterite stones.



From here one can see Bhubaneshwar Airport at a distance. Also one can see the Lingaraj Temple across the airport.



25 comments:

Cloudia said...

Nature and man have built INDIA together!






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P.N. Subramanian said...

I missed this.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

nice shots...

Lowell said...

I'd say the kids are having a good time among the remains! :)

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful place to explore, Rajesh, and with so much history!!
The other foggy pics look like has here in Portland -- until today! The sun is back!!! Have a great weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

the stonework looks fantastic. :)

Christian Weiß said...

interesting place

Photo Cache said...

i'm curiious about the jain religion after learning that our tour guide in agra practices jain.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos, thanks for sharing!

ladyfi said...

What a fascinating place.

Leovi said...

Some beautiful photos! I love that I built stone!

Thomas Lee said...

looks very old to me

carol l mckenna said...

Always fascinating history here ~ lovely photos for SWF ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Birgitta said...

Very nice photos!

Al said...

That's an interesting juxtaposition between the old temple and the new airplanes.

Annemor said...

Interesting, and great photos.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

Alexa T said...

Lots of history... interesting place to visit! Have a pleasant weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The stone work in the first photo is beautiful. Interesting views of the distant airport.

janiceadcock said...

You bring such interesting pictures to the table!

Rhonda Albom said...

Looks like an interesting place. Happy Blue Monday

Wandering Wren said...

looks like you have a lovely walk to the top of the hill and a spectacular view. This is an area of India that I do not know so thank you for sharing.
Wren

Annesphamily said...

Lots of history here and the photos are excellent. So perfect and I am happy I am here. Enjoy your week and Happy Blue Monday to you!

Uppal said...

History revisited here!

Ananya Tales said...

wowww

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