The first cave is dedicated to Shiva and the pantheon of Gods from Ganesha to Karthikeya, and you are greeted by reliefs and carvings on the ceilings. A sculpture of Shiva with 18 arms in different ... more 
The first cave is dedicated to Shiva and the pantheon of Gods from Ganesha to Karthikeya, and you are greeted by reliefs and carvings on the ceilings. A sculpture of Shiva with 18 arms in different dance poses takes your breath away. The guide says it probably depicts an early interpretation of Nataraja – Shiva the cosmic dancer. less 
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Lakshmi Sharath | Photo by Lakshmi Sharath
Thu 24 Jan, 2013 2:30 PM IST