Friday, September 23, 2011

Pandava Caves - Rivona, Goa - 1

          Our next destination after Kurdi was Rivona, which served as a home to the Pandavas during their exile. We imagined the Rivona Pandava caves to be similar to the Arvalem Pandava caves. Though we reached Rivona with least difficulty, it was rather tricky to locate the Pandava caves. We inquired about the same to a few locals and got mixed answers which helped us the least and confused us more. Finally, we picked a house and on asking them, we found that they were familiar to the place and requested them to guide us to the cave. We had the company of two kids who lead us to our destination.
Pandava Cave
          The cave is believed to have been associated with the Pandavas of  Mahabharata (epic), though the historians date the cave back to the 6th century and believe it could be of Buddhist origin. The cave is simple with only a Peeta (Seat) like structure inside. It is said that the Buddhist gurus sat on this Peeta, meditated  and preached  principles of Buddhism to their disciples .There are steps by the side of the cave leading to a water pond.
Peeta
Cave Entrance
Natural Cave

Cave... First Look
Rock cut Steps
Water Pond 
    To be continued ................

24 comments:

  1. What a fascinating place and it's history as well! Terrific captures as always, great post for the day! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Amazing! I always love the information and photos you share. I learn so much from your posts. Thank you!

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  3. गोवा का अधिकतर भाग अभी तक अछूता है जब भी मौका मिला तो जरुर देखना है,

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  4. Unique find , Very well covered as well.! I would love to be there.

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  5. That's an amazing part of our history. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Wow! New place. Not much advertised by tour guides yet.

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  7. useful information

    nice text & pics

    thanks for sharing

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  8. Another new place for me! Good to know.

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  9. These are amazing pics... Looks quite prehistoric indeed...
    Beautiful, peaceful looking place.

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  10. Amazing pics and great discovery. Quite a find.

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  11. Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely knowing and reading about the pandava caves...looks an amazing place to be!

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  12. Very well captured, beautiful pics.

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  13. Wonderful place. Very interesting, never knew about it.

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  14. Wonderful discovery.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  15. Interesting post. Someone needs to seriously plot all the places associated with Pandavas on a map and see where all they were supposed to have gone....

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  16. very interesting waiting for next part

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  17. cool...not many ppl know about this...

    Cheers!
    SUB
    http://khonjtheeternalsearch.blogspot.com/

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  18. Interesting. Great to learn of a place never heard of before !

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  19. It is real discovery of sorts to find such buddhist caves which is converted to Pandav caves. It reminds me of my accidental find of Kuda caves. Good discovery Dhiraj

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  20. Unique finds. Very adventurous. I always learn something new about India (my sasural) whenever I visit your blog :)

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  21. you have an amazing site ive just told people on tripadvisor about it !

    http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297604-i6045-k5941576-Off_the_beaten_track_places_to_visit-Goa.html

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