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Home » India  » East India » Forts and Monuments » Barabar Caves

Barabar Caves

The Barabar Caves, located in Gaya, Bihar were constructed during the rule of Emperor Ashoka at around 200 BC. It is sited 20-25 kilometers away from the north of Gaya. Barabar Caves comprises of four caves, which are cut out of a large granite rock and appear to be cut through laser. Barabar CavesThe eye- catchy feature of Barabar Caves is that though these being a rock construction but seem to be made of wood. The interiors of the caves have been artistically designed by chisel and the walls bear the details of the life of Lord Buddha.

Barabar Caves is actually a combination of four caves. Amongst them, the very important and the most beautiful cave is the Lomas Rishi Cave, whose entrance and architectural style based on that of thatched huts. Its mesmerizing interiors encompass of a large chamber in rectangular shape and ornamented by glazing polis, which can be seen in glass. The cave has played a host to many abstainers in the ancient age and hence considered a sacred spot for Hindus.

The Barabar Caves, Bihar needs a calm exploration of its superior style of architecture and artistic talent of Indian sculptors. Traveling to the Barabar Caves, Gaya is not difficult at all; the travelers can take benefits of local transports as bus or taxi from Gaya to reach the caves in all through the year.






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