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Krishna Cave Temple (Krishna Mandapam)

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The "mandapams" are caves dug into the rock, and this one in particular is among the first excavated and is one of the largest. It is right next to the large mural of Penance of Arjuna, which is on your left. At the temple's entrance there is a row of pillars and inside, on the stone wall, there are various realistic portraits, the most noticeable one shows a scene of Krishna raising the Govardhana mountain to protect his family from the Indra's wrath. Another portrait shows scenes from daily life such as a cow being milked and who is licking her calf.


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