Saturday, August 10, 2019

Shivneri Caves, Junnar

Area around Junnar contains more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples. Main four groups of these temples are Shivneri Caves to the south-west, Manmod Caves...

Sittanavasal Cave (Chithannavasal Cave) and Eladipattam

Some of the best cave paintings of medieval India are located in Sittanavasal Cave in Tamil Nadu. This rock-cut Jain monastery contains artwork comparable...

Udayagiri Caves, Khandagiri Caves

Two hills - Udayagiri and Khandagiri near Bhubaneswar - are located only some 150 - 200 m apart and contain unique monuments of ancient...

Irshalgad needle hole

Natural arch formed in the basalt of Irshalgad Hill, in the lower, middle part of the summit. Summit of hill in medieval times was...

Murugan Temple, Thiruparankundram

South-west from Madurai there is granite hill rising like an enormous elephant 300 metres above the surrounding plain and visible far away. Here is...

Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist temples

Unique feature of Indian cultural heritage is rock-cut chambers - cave temples and monasteries. In total, we know more than 1,500 such temples spread...

Armamalai Cave – Jain temple with ancient paintings

The beautiful paintings of Armamalai Cave were brought to the knowledge of Western researchers comparatively recently - in the late 1960s - early 1970s. This...

Yali Mandapam – Tiger Cave

So called Tiger Cave is amazing mandapa - rock-cut shrine or most likely - platform for other religious rituals, resembling a pavillion. This artwork...

Manmod Caves, Junnar

Area around Junnar contains more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples. Main four groups of these temples are Manmod Caves to the south-east, Shivner Caves...

Bhimbetka cave shelters

It is amazing and even hard to grasp - Bhimbetka Caves have recorded the human history over some 300,000 years - or may be...