Badami Cave – 1: Shivalinga inside the Garbhagriha

Shivalinga inside the Garbhagriha of Cave - 1 located at Badami in Karnataka, India

Shivalinga inside the Garbhagriha of Cave – 1

Shivalinga inside the Girbagriha
The image shows the Shivalinga carved inside the garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) of Cave – 1, a rock-cut cave temple dedicated to Shiva. It is one of the four caves carved out of the soft sandstone rock located near Badami in Karnataka, India.

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
– Interior: Garbhagriha and pillars

Related Pages
Badami
Badami Cave – 1, Badami Cave – 2, Badami Cave – 3, Badami Cave – 4\
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