Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte


Jaina Cave Temple No. 4

Part of the main cave complex at Badami, overlooking the lake, is a Jaina cave. This was started in about the sixth century CE. Despite its relatively small size, this cave temple consists of a porch as well as a wide pillared hall, leading to a central shrine at the rear of the cave. All wall surfaces have been decorated with elaborate figural decorations, and the ceilings too bear rock-cut decorations.

Cave Temple No. 4 © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Middle corridor of the cave temple © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
Main image in the cella © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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