When Dhivakar Sir, gave me only a few photos of Mogalrajapuram caves, i was thirsting for more. So searched enough of the net, but couldn’t find any more resources on it. Finally in a desperate move, use google transliteration and typed `Mogalrajapuram’ in Telugu to try as a last ditch effort and…bingo


Immediately i wrote to the author, Sri. Narayanaswamy, who was kind enough to allow us permission to use his photographs. So we have Mogalrajapuram part 2 today.

The caves did throw up some interesting questions in the first post , but some more questions crop up now. Lets first see the photos.

From Vijayawada 167
From Vijayawada 169
From Vijayawada 164
From Vijayawada 165
From Vijayawada 166

Now, the door guardians ( yeah i love them, however, dilapidated they are )
are quite interesting. Do you notice the Horn like structure on the right guys crown. Hmm, well, thats stuff for an entirely new post.

door guardian
the right door guardian

Some more views of the delightful kudus.

the facade
the three kudus

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oh! Super. My thanks also to Mr.Narayanaswamy.


July 2nd, 2009 at 17:40
Kathie B.

Great murthis. Too bad the door guardians are so worn. Thanks VJ.
In the kudus, who’s in the middle? Shiva or Vishnu? could you tell?

I have a collection ‘horns’ when you get to that.

July 2nd, 2009 at 19:33

Looks very much like Mandagapattu cave temple. Very similar poses of the dwarapalagars as well. Thanks for the photos.


July 3rd, 2009 at 20:51

VJ, another similar sculptures like pallava’s. superb, as you have mentioned need to compare these with Pallava dwarapalakas.

July 4th, 2009 at 3:47

Really a wonderful post. Thanks.

July 4th, 2009 at 22:26

ya the pics were awesome but i was very desperate to know the images inside the caves could u upload those too

July 9th, 2011 at 10:31

ya the pics were awesome but i was very desperate to know the images inside the caves could u upload those too . and the detail history of those caves too

July 9th, 2011 at 10:32

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