|Pathari Badoh Jain Temples|
This album contains the first group of 9th century temples (jain) situated beside the sapt matrika cave near the village of pathari badoh. a young local lad who is also the asi appointed guard at the site was kind enough to show us around all the ruins of this place. from kurwai our place of stay, the ride to pathari was smooth, but after here we had to take the dirt track and offroad to all other sites within a radius of 50 kms.
|View from the Sapt Matrika cave|
"Badoh in District Vidisha is a reputed site of early medieval (Pratīhāra) art and architecture, largely pertaining to the Brāhmaṇical sects. The site also has a fairly large Jaina temple showing a quadrangular arrangement of deva-kulikās, each with a square sanctum, roofed by a latina Nāgara śikhara of circa tenth century. Despite their poor preservation, enough remains to show that the deva-kulikās, numbered twenty-four, enshrining all the Jinas, and the central one with the tallest śikhara was probably dedicated to Ṛṣabhanātha."
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