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UNDAVALLI CAVES, VIJAYAWADA

World India Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada Undavalli Caves
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The best example for Indian Rock Cut architecture is Undavalli caves which is located on the southern banks of Krishna River near Vijayawada. These caves are standing example for fine artmanship of Vishwakarma Sthapatis. Even though there are several caves and rock cut architectures in the hillock, the renowned one is Undavalli Caves. This cave is the largest and belongs to 4th century. There are three layers in the cave. The lower level resembles to the Jain abode with many chambers and Thirthankara Sculptures. The second level has as the statue of reclining God whose identity cannot be found out. However, locale believes the statue is of Lord Vishnu. The caves are made in Gupta style of architecture.

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