Badami Cave – 3: Interior view – Garbhagriha and Sabhamantapa

Interior view of Cave -3 - Garbhagriha and Sabhamantapa

Interior view of Cave -3 – Garbahriga and Sabhamantapa

Interior view with Garbhagriha and Sabhamantapa
The image shows the doorway to the garbhagriha, and part of the mukhamantapa and two left-side aisles of Cave 3, the third of the rock-cut caves of Badami in Karnataka, India.

Notice the ceiling. It is divided into nine sectors, each with a bas-relief. At the center is Brahma and around him are the Ashtadikpalas (8 gurdians of directions).

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

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