Badami Caves - Many an Amalgam

Badami Caves - Explore 

A wonderful exploratory and the dance content brought to focus by a creative eye- Santu Brahma. The caves bring multi-dimensional elements into synergy and the experience is one of inexplicable joy, togetherness and ... dance. In the beautiful capture, couldn't but observe and notice the softness, the glow, charm of the dancing deity, to highlight the sculpture, the sculptor, the grace. 

Badami Caves 

Badami lies at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya Tirtha tank (an artificial lake) on three sides. It was founded by Pulakesin I of the Chalukya dynasty. Once the capital of the Chalukyas, Badami, called Vatapi back then, is best known today for its rock-cut cave temples. The caves, sculpted in the 6th and 7th centuries CE, depict Hindu, Buddhist and Jain iconography. Cave 1 is devoted to Shiva, caves 2 and 3 are dedicated to Vishnu, and cave 4 displays reliefs of Jain Tirthankaras. A natural cave nearby is dedicated to the Buddha. Carvings of Hindu Gods are strewn across the area in other caverns and on boulders. Two Bhutanatha temples stand facing the lake. Together, these monuments represent the early styles and stages of South Indian Temple architecture.

Here is the wikipedia link

Picture Above: Featuring 81 Mudras of Bharatanatyam Dance: 
If you are a dancer- Further explore the Mudras.
Nataraja (Dancing Shiva) at the entrance of Cave I at Badami (534 AD), Karnataka, India, Asia
His both legs touche the base, Ganesha dances on His left while
Nandi stands on His right.
Eighteen Handed idol of Lord of Dance (Lord Shiva),

Added to Places of Interest for Classical Dancers.

Thank you Sri Santu Brahma

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