Khambhalida Caves is one of the ancient caves present in India. It is a combination of three Buddhist caves located in the Rajkot district of Gujarat, a state in India. The complex of caves is said to be built in the 4th or 5th century AD but was discovered in the year 1958.
The complex of Buddhist caves was made with limestone rocks and the structure of the caves were carved with the help of weapons and other tools. One of the main structures out of the three cave is the Chaitya cave which has the main stupa of the Bodhisattva. There are the Bodhisattva stupas or structures present at the entrance of the Chaitya cave where one figure showcases Padmapani with female attendants under a large tree and Vajrapani with her attendants.
The Khambhalida Caves is known for presenting the history of the Kushana Kshatapa period to the tourists visiting the caves. The cultures, stone carvings ad more present in the cave were made according to the Kushana Kshatapa dynasty. The caves were also used for meditation amongst the Buddhist monks who used to live near the caves and considered Khambhalida Caves as a holy land.
New Buddhist centre is being built right next to the Khambhalida Caves, where the detailed history of the Khambhalida Caves will be presented to the tourists visiting the Rajkot district. This centre will help in understanding how the caves were built and used by the Buddhist monks and how it is still being preserved by the Archaeology Department of Gujarat.
Rajkot Khambhalida Caves can be visit during the day time from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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