Badami Cave – 3: Vishnu on the mukhamantapa (verandah) ceiling

A sculptural relief depicting Vishnu carved on the ceiling of the mukhamantapa (verandah) in Cave - 3 of the Badami Caves in Karnataka, India

Vishnu carved on the ceiling of the mukhamantapa (verandah)

Vishnu carved on the ceiling of the mukhamantapa (verandah) of Cave – 3
As you can see, there are two concentric circular frames, and enclosing them is a square frame. Within the inner circular frame, there is a beautifully carved relief depicting Vishnu with four arms, one of which carries the Sudarshana Chakra (disc-like weapon), and another a shanka(conch).

Between the outer and inner circular frames, there are eight smaller circular frames, each carved with a relief.

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

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