List of rock-cut temples in India

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This is a partial list of Indian rock-cut temples by state or union territory.

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Bojjannakonda Caves and Hilltop Monastery, Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam district
Caves at Guntupalle
Bhairava Kona

Assam[edit]

Cave temple at Maibong

Gujarat[edit]

Haryana[edit]

None of these have been studied scientifically yet.

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Rock Cut Temple, Masroor

15 rock-cut temples in the Indo-Aryan style are richly carved. This is a unique monolithic structure in the sub-Himalayan region. The main shrine contains three stone images of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita. The temple complex is located on a hill and has a large rectangular water pond. The temple complex is believed to have been built by the Pandava during their exile; the exact date is not known. The ancient name of the city Kangra was Bhimnagar, founded by Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers.

Karnataka[edit]

Ravana Phadi cave, Aihole, in Karnataka

Kashmir[edit]

Kerala[edit]

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

Maharashtra[edit]

Painting of the mountain of Ellora, by Thomas Daniell (1803)

Orissa[edit]

Tamil Nadu[edit]

Uttarakhand[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://orissa.gov.in/e-magazine/Orissareview/2010/May-June/engpdf/89-95.pdf
  2. ^ a b "Study uncovers interesting details of cave temple architecture". The Hindu. India. 27 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rock-cut Vishnu temple". Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "District Tourist Places". Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu Government. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rock cut Sivan kovil". Archaeology department, Tamil Nadu Government. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cave temple cries for attention". The Hindu. India. 10 June 2011. 

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