Coiled Nagaraja on the ceiling of Cave – 1
The image shows a beautiful bas-relief carved on the ceiling of the mukhamantapa (verandah) of Cave – 1, the first of the four of rock-cut caves of Badami, Karnataka, India.
It depicts Nagaraja (King of Serpents) with multiple heads, including a human head and torso at the center, and the coiled body spiraling outwards from the center.
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
Interior view: Garbhagriha and pillars
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