The steps cut into the rocks take me to the grandest of all the four caves – also dedicated to Vishnu. An inscription here dates back to the 6th century. I feel humbled and dwarfed on beholding the ... more 
The steps cut into the rocks take me to the grandest of all the four caves – also dedicated to Vishnu. An inscription here dates back to the 6th century. I feel humbled and dwarfed on beholding the bold strokes of the sculptor, who has carved such imposing images of deities – Vishnu seated on a coiled serpent, Harihara (a representation combining Shiva and Vishnu) and Narasimha (the fourth avatar of Vishnu – half-human and half-lion). less 
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Lakshmi Sharath | Photo by Lakshmi Sharath
Thu 24 Jan, 2013 2:30 PM IST