Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Rock cut temples and monasteries

Mahakali Caves or Kondivita Caves

Suburbs of Mumbai hide several groups of unique monuments - ancient rock-cut temples. One of such monuments is the ancient Kondivita Caves - nowadays...

Perfume Temple (Perfume Pagoda)

Group of rock-cut temples. One of the most important and beautiful Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Vietnam, it was developed in harmony with the picturesque...

Varaha Cave Temple

Mahabalipuram (ancient name – Mamallapuram) was flourishing port city of Pallava dynasty during the 7th – 9th centuries. In many respects, Mamallapuram was the...

Tabo Caves

Many centuries ago the cliffs above the ancient Tabo monastery have been hollowed out by several caves - Tabo Caves. These artificial cavities served...

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...

Bagh Caves

One of the most surprising monuments of ancient Buddhist art is found in remote, collapsing Bagh Caves. Here in 1818 were discovered significant monuments...

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....

Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple

The last great cave temples of India are Ellora Caves – group of 34 monasteries and temples made at the ancient trade route between...

Barabar Caves

Most likely no other country in the world is that rich with exquisite cave temples as India – there are more than 1000 locations...

Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple

One of the earliest examples of Kerala style frescoes is located in rock-cut cave - Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple. According to the legends, this rock-cut chamber...