Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte


Rock-cut cave

In the countryside near Parumpavur at Kallil is an ancient Jaina rock-cut cave. The cave dates from about the eighth to tenth centuries CE and was dedicated to Mahāvīra. Today the cave has been converted into a Bhāgavati Temple of the local Hindus. A few Jaina statues still remain in situ.

Steps leading up to the temple © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Jaina rock-cut cave © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Mahāvīra over the entrance door © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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