The very ancient Rock Cut Temple.
We head for the Mahudi Hill
...and there is the majestic Mahudi Hill which is home to many very ancient rock cut temples
The Dumaron River having her souirce in the blue Mahudi Hill which stands gracefully in the landscape
We trek towards the Mahudi Hill in search of the Rock Cut temple
The trek is filled with such spectacular sights
Going up we suddenly confront with this unusual sacred stone. This stone is worshipped during the Karma festival.
Climbing up the Mahudi Hill the woods gets denser
On our trek up the hill we cross such spectacular sights. This is where the Dumaron river while coming from more up gets accumulated
The hill is interspersed with such small water fountains which empties into the Dumaron
We pause to enjoy this spectacular view
Eventually we beheld the much ancient Rock Cut Temple; high up in the hill amid the dense forest.
A few present day red coloured Mother Goddess flags. Earthen lamps were placed inside the sculpted opening at the left bottom wall to enable easy entrance or exit at night. The plaque in Kayathi can be seen above the entrance..
The entrance to the cave temple
The way to another room from the hall
The linga-less yoni in the second room
The beautifully carved drain from the yoni to the small room for water and milk to flow on its way out.
A bloomed lotus has been sculpted on the ceiling. The ugly colour work is done by present day villagers.
This stunning crater like formation must have been the source of water for the ancient monks residing here. This also is the origin of the Dumaron River.
Come monsoon a waterfall here augments the beauty of this little heaven on earth.
What are these, man made or natural creations?
Inside the crater; the source of the Dumaron river