Saturday Jun 22, 2024

Hathiagor Buddhist Caves – Rajasthan

Address

Hathiagor Buddhist Caves Jajni, Jhalawar district Rajasthan 326514 India

Diety

Buddha

Introduction

Hathiagor Buddhist Caves are located at village Pagaria in the state of Rajasthan, India. The caves are located on hiil called Hathiagor-ki-Pahadi. The group has five caves measuring 5 m x 5 m x 7 m. The Cave is believed to be 1000 years old. A stupa is located closer to the caves. They are carved out in laterite rock hill. The caves have statues of Buddha in the meditation and standing position. The stupas and colossal statues of Buddha are archaeologically significant. Around Kolva village similar caves have been discovered which proves existence of prosperous Buddhist civilization in the region. The caves are in state of natural weathering resulting complete damage on northern and eastern side, but their remains are important in the architecture. The group has 5 caves in which many caves have lost their figure faces due to decaying. Currently caves are not occupied. Few caves have open or pillared verandah.

Century/Period/Age

1000 Years old

Managed By

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Nearest Bus Station

Pagaria

Nearest Railway Station

Bhawani Mandi

Nearest Airport

Kota

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