The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Udayagiri Cave 6 Panel at Entrance

A smoothed and countersunk panel on the façade of the cave. In the dimensions above (quoted from Agrawala), depth stands for the depth of sinking back from the rock face. The lower part of the panel shows a figure of a four-armed Viṣṇu with his two wives, and a twelve-armed goddess. Fleet saw  latter as some form of Lakṣmī, but Cunningham identified her as Mahiṣāsuramardinī, which Bhandarkar endorses. A buffalo is sculptured on the rock face north of the cave entrance, and Bhandarkar says this goddess holds the buffalo by the heels and treads on its head. There is also another Viṣṇu to the south of the entrance. The cave is on the eastern side of the hill, a little to the south of the village and almost on the level of the ground, named "Chandragupta Cave" by Cunningham and called Cave 6 by Agrawala. 

Object URI
OB00009
Extent
72.5 cm width x 46 cm height x 11.5 cm depth
History details
In the modern period first noticed by Cunningham in the mid-19th century.
Event Type
Created
Place
Udayagiri Hill
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
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Event Type
Stored
Place
in situ
Event Place Uncertain