Undavalli Caves

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About 2km away from the Prakasam Barrage from Vijayawada, on the southern bank of Krishna river in the village of Undavalli in Guntur district, one would find a fine example of rock-cut architecture.

The Undavalli caves are associated with the Vishnukundina kings of 420 to 620 A.D and are dedicated to Anantapadmanabha Swamy and Narisimha Swamy.

These caves have been carved out of solid sandstone on a hillside in the 4th to 5th centuries A.D. Although there are several caves, the best known and largest one has four stories with a 5mts statue of Lord Vishnu in a reclining posture sculpted from a single block of granite inside the second floor.

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2 comments

  1. Wow ,it is fantastic.I am blown away by what great architecture lies so close to us at every corner in our cities…so beautiful.You sure know,how and where to look!thanks for all the lovely pictures you post!

    • Hey Mani, you are most welcome!! Glad you enjoy these pics. I saw Aandal at the Lord’s feet and you wont believe, I instantly thought of you! I also missed mom there, she would have loved the place. I didnt really expect too much while going to the place, but was quite glad I did. There is so much to discover…

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