Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Rishabhanatha Cave, Khandagiri

Rishabhanatha Gumpha located on Southern-eastern side of the Khandagiri Hillock of Orissa. It belongs to 1st century B.C.  during the period of Mahameghavahana Chedi dynasty. 




Presently the cave has entirely collapsed except for the back wall of the cave.



On the back wall there are three reliefs images, two of Rishabhanatha and one of Amra carved at the top portion.





23 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very detailed carvings for so long ago!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful colors and designs on the cave wall thar still exists

Jeevan said...

Interesting discovery and detailed capture!

Sharon Wagner said...

Lovely carvings. Architecture is so simple here.

LV said...

What a most interesting place. Years ago someone used their talent for these great cravings.

Reader Wil said...

Interesting and beautiful!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Beautiful, and magnificently preserved! Must be amazing in person!

ladyfi said...

Wow - how fabulous!

My Unfinished Life said...

Interesting..our country is so rich in sculpture heritage

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Laura said...

absolutely gorgeous artistry!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A lot of work went into those carvings.

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Sylvia K said...

What an amazing place, Rajesh, and great captures, as always!! Have a great weekend!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful photos! Love the ornate detail in the last shots.

Marie C said...

A thrilling sight from antiquity! I hate the cave has largely fallen in.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Amazing!

Thomas Lee said...

Delicate carvings,like the last shot most

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing that someone had the patience to carve this detail out of solid rock.

bettyl-NZ said...

Wow! You post the most gorgeous photos! I love this series a lot.

purba chakraborty said...

Great captures :)

theuntourists said...

Fantastic. So much art in our history!

D.Nambiar said...

Beautiful colours on the stone.

D.Nambiar said...

The colours on the stone add so much beauty to the sculpture on it.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Yet to explore Orissa..