Explore Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves - Bhubaneswar

Explore Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves - Bhubaneswar

Explore the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are interesting historical places on the edges of Bhubaneswar. Let's explore them more.

Udayagiri Caves: These are a group of natural and man-made caves with beautiful carvings and writings on them. Here is what you can look forward to at Udayagiri

Rani Gumpha, also known as "Queen's Cave," is the biggest and most artistically carved of the Udayagiri caves. It has intricate carvings that show scenes from the life of King Kharavela, an important ruler in ancient Odisha.

When you hear the name "Elephant Cave," you know that this cave is famous for the carved elephants that are inside it. It also has writings on it that talk about King Kharavela's military achievements and the building of the nearby Jain monastery.

Small Elephant Cave, or Chota Hathi Gumpha, is next to Hathi Gumpha and has images of elephants and other animals.

Ganesha Gumpha also known as Ganesha Cave, is a shrine to the Hindu god Ganesha. Inside the cave, there is a figure of Lord Ganesha and other sculptures.

Alkapuri Gumpha: This cave is decorated with carvings of dancers, singers, and other people, showing how skilled ancient artists were.

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Khandagiri Caves: These caves are right next to Udayagiri and are just as important historically and architecturally. Khandagiri lets you see the following.

Ananta Cave: The drawings in this cave look like snakes, which is how it got its name "Ananta," which means "infinite" or "endless." It gives you a wide view of the scenery around you.

Tatowa Cave, which is also called "Tentuli Gumpha," has writings in Brahmi script and images of different Jain gods and symbols.

The two guardians of Lord Vishnu's doors, Jaya and Vijaya, are the names of this cave. It has writings on it that are connected to Jainism and is a peaceful place to meditate.

Panasa Cave: This cave is decorated with paintings of elephants, lotus flowers, and other designs that show Odisha's rich artistic history.

The Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves give a glimpse into ancient Odisha's rich cultural and building history. History buffs and tourists in Bhubaneswar should visit them.


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