Chabimura, Tripura

Relics are a part and parcel of the human civilization. It can be a pottery or it can be a painting or it can also be the rock cut sculptures found on the hills of Tripura. Yes, the rock panels full of stone artistry on the steep wall of the hills by the gorging waters of the Gomati River is one of these relics of the medieval India found in the history laden Indian State of Tripura.

This rock cut mural is popularly known as Chabimura or Chobimura. The history behind the construction of such an architectural marvel is quite blurred but it is a given fact that it was built somewhere around late 1400s and the early 1500s into the Common Era. It was most certainly during the reign of Manikya Dynasty but the mentions of the makers of Chabimura are still a matter of research. However, Chabimura is definitely an exciting archeological site in India that upholds the civilization’s religious beliefs on high pedestal, in reality is a group of stone carving of Hindu gods and goddess sculpted on the vertical parapets of the Devtamura highland & hill situated on the bank of the famous Gomati River. The rock mural consists of mainly four large rock panels idolizing Goddess Mahisashura Mardini Durga, Lord Shiva, Lord Kartikeya and Lord Vishnu.

Visiting Chabimura will give you an introspective glance at the level of skill and devotion our people had back in the day to have conceived and realized such genuine artwork. It is an easy reach from Udaipur & Agartala by roadways.

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Shovan Roy on 28 July 2019 |

Actual history, not fabricated