Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Jain Circuit

About 7 km west Bhubaneswar are the hillsof Udayagiri and Khandaragiri whre caves cut from rocks seem to form a honeycomb. Many caves are omately carved and most are through to have been chiseled out for Jain ascetics in the 1st century. Also part of this complexare a series of Jain temples.

Mandu, in Madhya Pradesh, houses a Jain Temple Complex, with richly decorated temples. They also feature. Thirthankaras in marble, silver and gold, some with glinting jade eyes.

No comments: