Main entrance to Badami Cave-1 (Nataraja Cave) The 18-armed dancing Siva .....
showing 9 Bharatnatyam postures in Cave-1 (c. 550AD)
Varaha Avataram - in Cave-2 dedicated to Vishnu View north over village, Agastyatheerta lake and the Northern Hill Another view of the Agastyateertha lake from Cave-4 level From the Cave-4 dedicated to Jainism Bhuthanatha Temple near Archeolgical museum Another view of Bhuthanatha temple
17th March 2010: I drove into Badami at 11:45AM and had a look at KSTDC and Satkar Hotels; but finally took a room at The Mookambika Deluxe (opp. Bus stand), an AC room at Rs 1200/-. In the evening around 4:00PM walked to the Main Caves area and looked at all the 4 tiers of Caves and later walked around to the otherside of Agasthya-theerta, water tank to the Museum (but had closed by 5:00PM) and the Bhuthanatha Temples.
Durga-Mahishamardini in Cave-1
Trivikrama (another Vishnu Avataram in Cave-2) is booting out a demon ... while holding variety of weapons in his 8 hands.
Carving of Vishnu (in cave-3, 578AD) sitting on coils of snake
Jain Thirthankaras in Cave-4 at Badami
The Bhuthanatha Temple on Agastyatirtha on Lake bank in East