Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rock cut architecture and sculptures

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...

Thanale Caves

Just like many other early Buddhist rock-cut temples, Thanale Caves are located next to trade route, leading inland from the ancient port Chaul. These...

Bawangaja

Jain pilgrimage site with 26 metres high statue, which, most likely has been carved out in cliff in the early 12th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.9910...

Lalitankura Pallavesvara Griham

The 83 m high cliff in the centre of Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) city - Rockfort - contains several exciting monuments of the past. One of...

Pateshwar Temple

Pateshwar has at least 8 ancient cave temples and numerous stone carvings, including more than 1000 Shivalings. Location, GPS coordinates: 17.6116 N 74.0636 E Categories: Hindu shrines, Rock...

Atiranachanda Mandapam

Although the somewhat peripheral Atiranachanda Mandapam is overshadowed by many other famous stone cut temples of Mahabalipuram, it has several qualities making this rock-cut...

Bedse Caves

If compared to many similar monuments, Bedse Caves have little crowds and thus the enigmatic essence of this monument can be enjoyed in loneliness....

Panhale Kaji (Panhale Kazi)

Nobody is able to grasp the immense universe of Indian cultural heritage. This was proven again in 1970 when Panhale Kaji (often called Panhale...

Jogighopa Cave Temples

There are good proofs that ancient states in Assam belonged to cultural realm of Indian subcontinent. One of such proofs is unusual monument at...

Malayadipatti rock-cut Hindu temples

South from the small Malayadipatti village there are located several granite hillocks. Here are located amazing monuments of the past - the two Malayadipatti...