The Buddhist Caves

The Buddhist Caves

Among all the Buddhist caves these caves at Uperkot is most important caves situated north – west of Jami Masjid. The cave group is in three tiers, with all members of each galleries shown in semi-relief, but only two storeys having regular floors. The upper floor has a deep tank, covered on three sides with verandahs and Kakshasana on west and north- west side. Lower floor has with corridor and pillars. The lower floor has exquisitely carved pillars whose base, shaft and capital carry unique decorative design, which may have had the Satvahana art inspiration on one hand and exotic Graeco- Scythian trends on the others. These groups of caves are assignable to 2nd – 3rd century A.D.

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