Photographer's Note

Udayagiri Caves are over 2000 years-old Jain caves, situated 6 km west of Bhubaneswar, in Orissa.There are two sets of caves carved into two opposite hills; Udayagiri Caves and Khandagiri Caves. There are 44 caves in all, some of which are natural while some others are carved out of rock.
The main and the most attractive caves is situated at the base itself. Named as Rani Gumpha, it is one of the few double storied caves in these hills. 'Rani Gumpha' or 'Queen Cave' is the largest cave.The carvings on the wall generally depict scenes of celebration on king's victorious return. There are religious carving as well as scenes from the royal courts. Jain symbols are also found at many parts.

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