Udaygiri Caves are a group of 20 rock-cut Gupta Period cave shrines believed to be the abodes of Buddhist monks in 2nd century BC. These caves have been sculpted into a sandstone hill.
Cave # 5 has an elaborate image of Vishnu in his boar incarnation, Varaha, lifting Mother Earth from the ocean.
Varaha lifting Mother Earth from the Ocean
According to an inscription etched on one of these caves, they trace their origins to Chandragupta II .
‘Boxy’ Shivalingam in Cave # 2
Cave # 4 has a lingam bearing Shiva’s face complete with a third eye.
Shivalingam in Cave # 4
Shankar and Parvati’s entire family