Badami Cave – 1: Garbhagriha entrance and pillars

Garbhagriha entrance and pillars in Cave - 1 at Badami, Karnataka, India

Garbhagriha entrance and pillars

An inside view showing the garbhagriha entrance and pillars
The image shows the interior of Cave – 1, the first of the four rock-cut caves of Badami in Karnataka, India.

At the far end is the entrance to the garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) and flight of steps leading to it. The Cave – 1 temple is dedicated to Shiva and a Shivalinga is carved inside the garbhagriha.

Cave – 1 Images
Facade and Entrance
Cave – 1 Ground Plan
– Right side view: Nataraja performing Tandava Nritya
– Left side view: Dwarapala, Shiva-Parvati, Vrishabha-Kunjara
– Mukhamantapa right wall: Ardhanarishvara and Sage Bhringi
– Mukhamantapa left wall: Harihara – Fusion of Shiva and Vishnu
– Mukhamantapa ceiling: Nagaraja
– Garbhagriha: Shivalinga

Related Pages
Badami Cave – 1, Badami Cave – 2, Badami Cave – 3, Badami Cave – 4\
Durga Temple at Aihole

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