Udayagiri: Caves 12 to 14

Photos from Udayagiri Caves 12 to 14. (I’ve skipped Cave 11 – it’s not got anything special)!

 

Cave 12: Bagh Gumpha (Tiger Cave)

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An erstwhile cave (?) above Cave 12

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Cave 13 and adjoining caves/excavated slots. Cave 13 is on the detached boulder in the center of the first photo below. That boulder actually has two levels – the lower level has an entrance facing the camera, and the upper level has an entrance facing right in the photo.

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Cave 13’s upper level entrance is visible in the photo below, with serpent heads above the entrance. In front of Cave 13 is a smaller rock-cut boulder

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Both entrances of Cave 13 can be seen in the photo below

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Cave 14. This was a natural cave that was extended by rock-cutting. The structure in front of the cave is new, to protect historically important inscriptions etched onto the cave walls.

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Inscriptions

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Excavated slots next to Cave 14

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