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Udayagiri Caves

Baidehi Ghosh
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves - These caves boast of the architectural marvel of historic India. These caves were inhabited by Jain monks and are cut out from rocks. There are sculptures all over the place and the trails lead to a temple at the top.
Krishna Raghav
3. Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves - Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves are rock-cut caves. It is an important place for Jainism followers as it is believed that these caves were used as shelters and meditation places by the Jain monks. There is also a temple on the top of Khandagiri dedicated to first Jain Thirthankara Rishabnath. The place makes you marvel how such caves were cut from the hills in such old times. Again a treat for architecture enthusiasts.
Krishna Raghav
3. Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves - Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves are rock-cut caves. It is an important place for Jainism followers as it is believed that these caves were used as shelters and meditation places by the Jain monks. There is also a temple on the top of Khandagiri dedicated to first Jain Thirthankara Rishabnath. The place makes you marvel how such caves were cut from the hills in such old times. Again a treat for architecture enthusiasts.
Sagnik Basu
Never in your life I would have expected a cave to fascinate me! Rising abruptly amidst a wide expanse of arid lateritic soil the hills Udayagiri and Khandagiri separated from each other by a narrow row through which passes modern road between Bhubaneswar and Chandaka. The ancient names of the twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri are Kumari and Kumara parvatas respectively. . There are total 33 rock cut caves on both the hills out of which 18 caves are excavated on Udayagiri hill while 15 are on the Khandagiri hill. Generally caves are single storied but a few of them are double storied also. Many of the caves have beautiful carvings that reveal a lot about its origin and past. Inscription and carvings on the walls show that they once served as Jain Monasteries. Few caves also show connection to Buddhism.
Yamini Vijendran
Rock cut caves, Buddhism and Jainism. These caves were supposedly carved to accommodate Jain monks by the then King. There are a lot of inscriptions on the walls, and the ingenuity in their design is quite impressive.