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Travel My Discovery of India Heritage Photo Submission

Ravana Phadi Rock-Cut Temple, Aihole, Karnataka

Ravana Phadi cave, among the oldest rock-cut temples in Aihole, is located southeast of Hucchimalli temple in Aihole. This temple dates back to the 6th century with a rectangular shrine and two mantapas. There is a Shivalinga in the inner room or sanctum sanctorum. This is a Shaivite cave temple with a sanctum larger than that of the Badami Cave Temples. Many visitors to Aihole are not aware of this marvelous rock cut temple. Only a few visit, perhaps because it is relatively poorly maintained.

Photo by Sivaraj Mathi

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