Badami Cave – 1: Interior view showing the garbhagriha entrance and pillars

An interior view showing the garbhagriha entrance and pillars

An interior view showing the garbhagriha entrance and pillars

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
Garbhagriha: Shivalinga

Related Pages
Badami
Badami Cave – 1, Badami Cave – 2, Badami Cave – 3, Badami Cave – 4

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