Interior of Buddhist Cave Temple on the Uparkot, Junagadh
Photographer: Sykes, D.H.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a Buddhist caves in the Uparkot at Junagadh, from the Archaeological Survey of India, taken by D.H. Sykes around 1869. Junagadh was the capital of Gujarat under the Kshatrapa rulers in the 2nd-4th centuries. During this period many rock-cut monastic caves were excavated by the Buddhist and Jain communities in the Uparkot, the citadel of the old city. The cave in this view is a square cell with bench seating on the sides. The columns have pot bases and capitals carved with groups of female figures.