The capital of the Early Chalukyas, Badami (also known as Vatapi), is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a Ravine between two rocky hills. Rock-cut cave temples, gateways, forts, inscriptions, sculptures that seem to come alive under your eyes… Badami has to be seen to be believed. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. There are four caves here in Indian Badami Travel Tour.
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first three belong to the Vedic faith and the fourth cave is the only Jain temple
in Badami. Enter the first cave temple past Shiva's door keepers and there he
is ! The eighteen armed Nataraja stricking 81 dance poses ! The largest and
most ornamental is the third cave temple dedicated to Vishnu in Indian Badami Travel Tour.
Badami Travel Packages and Here are some
splendid carvings of the Hindu Pantheon. Narasimha the half-man half Lion avatar
of Vishnu Hari Hara, the composite god who is half-Shiva and half-Vishnu. Vishnu
Narayana sitting as well as reclining on the snake Shesh or Ananta (Eternity
) in Indian Badami Travel Tour.
Badami Travel Packages and There are also some painting on the ceiling and wonderful bracket figures on the piers. A little to the east of this shrin, on top of a cliff is a Jain temple. Here you will find many Jain deities and a huge figure of Parshwanatha. Overlooking the cave temples is a reservoir dotted with temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. Also a must are the Bhutanatha temples that lend their name to the lake just beneath the cave temples. Take a dip in this green tranquil lake. It is said to have healing properties. According to a popular story, King Kushataraya was cured of leprosy here.
Badami Tours and Badami also has eighteen inscriptionsranging from the sixth to the sixteenth century. After you have exclaimed over the beautiful sculptures and admired the exquisite carvings, stop by at the museum set up by the Archaeological Survey of India.