An interior view showing the garbhagriha entrance and pillars
The image shows an interior view of Cave – 1, the first of the four rock-cut caves of Badami in Karnataka, India.
At the far end is the entrance to the garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) and a flight of steps leading to it. The Cave – 1 temple is dedicated to Shiva and a Shivalinga is carved inside the garbhagriha.
Cave – 1 Images
Facade and Entrance
Cave – 1 Ground Plan
Right side view: Nataraja performing Tandava Nritya
Left side view: Dwarapala, Shiva-Parvati, Vrishabha-Kunjara
Mukhamantapa right wall: Ardhanarishvara and Sage Bhringi
Mukhamantapa left wall: Harihara – Fusion of Shiva and Vishnu
Mukhamantapa ceiling: Nagaraja
Badami Cave – 1, Badami Cave – 2, Badami Cave – 3, Badami Cave – 4
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