Badami Cave – 2: Ceiling carved with a maze of swastika patterns

Swastika patterns and the Samudra Manthana frieze carved on the celing of Cave - 2 located at Badami in Karnataka, India

Swastika patterns and the Samudra Manthana frieze

Swastika patterns and the Samudra Manthana frieze
The image shows a pattern consisting of swastikas carved on the ceiling of the mukhamantapa (verandah) in Cave – 2, the second of the four rock-cut caves located on a soft sandstone hill near Badami in Karnataka, India.

As you can see from the image, it is situated above a beam carved with the Samudra Manthana story and next to the Matsya Chakra relief (not visible). There is a similar relief with the swastika patterns on the other side of the Matsya Chakra relief.

Cave – 2 Related Images
Facade and Entrance
Mukhamantapa left wall: Varahavatara
Mukhamantapa right wall: Vamanavatara
Mukhamantapa Ceiling: Matsya Chakra

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

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