Mysterys of these 5 caves will urge you to visit the place to find the secrets

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Mysterys of these 5 caves will urge you to visit the place to find the secrets

India is known for its holy temples, historical monuments and amazing landscapes among the snowy Himalayas. But, apart from all these cultural and heritage destinations, India is well known for their number of strange caves.

Not just the popular Ajanta and Ellora or even Mumbai’s favourite Elephanta caves! But there are more beautiful and astonishing caves from Odisha to Andhra Pradesh and also Madhya Pradesh to Jammu and Kashmir. These caves have Some have remarkable statues and carvings, while some have stalagmites and stalactites on them. Some of the caves depict the Buddhist culture, life and teachings.

Top five caves and mysterious caves:

 1. Borra Caves, Andhra Pradesh.

Borra Caves is placed in the Vishakapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh, it is also known as Borra Guhalu in Telugu is one of the biggest in India. According to history experts, Sir William King who was associated with the Geographical Survey of India found the presence of these marvellous caves. Being at an elevation of 705 m, these caves display beautiful types of speleothems all in various shapes and sizes. The Borra cave is 80 m deep which is also estimated to be on one of the deepest. The Borra Caves house a Shiva lingam. According to popular myth, it is said that once a cow entered the head while feeding and slipped from the top into the deep hole. The owner left to search for this cow and it is then when a stone in the shape of the lingam was found. The cow was found unharmed and it was concluded that it was Shiva who defended the cow from death. It is very interesting to understand that events like these instantly develop a belief among people.

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2. Amarnath Cave, Baltal, Jammu and Kashmir.

Amarnath cave is a holy place for Hindus, it is also a temple and one of the most visited tourist places in India. Located in Jammu and Kashmir in Baltal, the cave extends at an altitude of 3,888 m and has a great importance in Hinduism. The ice dripstone which also expresses the Shiva linga is what attracts tourists from all over and this ling is one of the most honourable memorials of the country. Travelers in number come to this beautiful place facing extreme climate situations only to extend their devotions and show their respects.  Amarnath cave has the ice dripstone that is produced from the cold water that drops from the top and falls to the floor. Religious beliefs claims, this ice linga rotates his shape as per various phases of the moon. Though there has been no scientific evidence of this, locals and people from across the country strongly believe in this.

3. Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra.

The cave is located in Mumbai Harbour, the Elephant Caves are a combination of beautifully and skillfully sculpted caves on the Elephanta Island. If you want to visit this place you can go through ferry ride from the city of Mumbai. The Elephant Caves have two different types- Hindu Caves and Buddhist Caves. Major Cave consist five Hindu Cave which has rock cut stone sculptures that portray the Shavia which is in devotion to Shiva. There is no proof, who build these caves, experts claim that these caves were painted in the past but now you can see only evidence of these.

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Hindu people used to worship in the main Cave of Elephant until the Portuguese started commanding in 1534. It is also famous as the Shiva Cave or Cave One that has a hall with four doors that assist as an entry. Most of the time the path of a Shiva temple is east-west but in this cave, it has a north-south axis. During this time, the caves were broken and shattered and was later renewed in the 1970s.  After the reparation of the Caves was done to conserve the virtue of these caves and this wealth, the UNESCO added it in its list of the World Heritage Site.

4. Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra.

Ajantha Caves is situated near Jalgaon in Maharashtra, the Ajanta caves have 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves that record behind to the 2nd century BCE. These caves have many carvings and beautiful paintings which are also one of the excellent specimens of Indian art and paintings that were motivated by the religious history of Buddhists. The Ajanta Caves was involved in the list of UNESCO in 1983 and along with the Ellora caves. It is one of the biggest visitor displays of Maharashtra. People who have interest in history and culture will be pleased to visit this place. According to facts, several Buddhist monks had stayed in the caves during the rainy season. During this shelter in Ajanta, they utilised their time and put their creativity to maximum use by painting the walls. In a study, it was found that one part of the complex was built during the Satvahan period and one during the Vakataka period.

5. Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir.

Apart from being a cave, it is one of the holy places of India, Vaishno Devi which is the holiest Hindu temples revered and worshipped by millions. Another name for Vaishno Devi is Mata Rani is an Avatar of Mahalakshmi. Placed in Katra at Trikuta Mountains in Jammu Kashmir, this sepulchre sees millions of devotees every year. Since the temple is inside the cave, this is one of the most beautiful caves in India. The retreat here is located at a height of 5300 feet above sea level and the image of the central idol is a stone structure that also represents three goddesses- Saraswati, Kali and Lakshmi. All these three goddesses symbolize creativity, prophylaxis and devastating features of the Mother.

Vaishno Devi is one of the most beautiful scenic places once you will reach among mountains and beautiful views. While travelling be sure you walk to the temple on the concrete path and don’t stop where you see warning signs. This is the best place to enjoy nature at its best and also know a lot more about India’s cultural and historical beliefs. While returning back from the holy place you can also bring back the water that is collected on the feet of the deity.

These five mysterious caves is surely a worth visit for adventrous people.

Published by Ashish Mishra on 01 Dec 2017