Khandagiri Caves

The Khandagiri caves are not as numerous as those on Udayagiri, and some are being used as active temples with new structures built in front of them.

 

View of Khandagiri hill from Udayagiri, with the Pidha Deuls of the 19th c Jain hilltop temple. The new construction in front of some of the caves can be seen to the left of the visible rock outcrop, as well as another Pidha Deul structure

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Cave 1

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Cave 2

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Near Cave 4

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Cave 4

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Cave 7, with sculptures of Tirthankars on the wall

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Caves 8 and 9 are active temples

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Pidha Deul above Caves 8 and 9

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Cave 10, which has been almost completely destroyed by cannibalization for its stone (in earlier times)

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Cave 11, like Cave 10 almost completely cannibalized

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