Snake Cave in India

Margie Jones
08/11/2023

This cave has a relatively unique feature in that the exterior has been carved in the shape of a tiger’s head.

This cave has a relatively unique feature in that the exterior has been carved in the shape of a tiger’s head, mouth wide open to house a single cell within, and the upper jaw providing shade for the entrance.

James Furgusson believed this to be one of the oldest caves in the complex. An inscription, which starts with a triangular symbol and ends with a swastika, records that it was the cave of a town-judge called Sabhuti.

Bagha (Tiger Cave), Cave no 15, Udayagiri Caves. Dates back to 2nd Century  BCE, built under the patronage of Kalinga king Kharavela of Mahameghavahana  dynasty, Bhuvneshwar, India.[1598×1022] : r/ArtefactPorn

 

 

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