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Visit Bhartrihari Cave

The Bhartrihari Caves of Madhya Pradesh, on the banks of the Shipra River, stands testimony to the life and saintliness of sage Bhartrihari. The caves are now a tourist destination but was once the abode of the great scholar and poet whose greatness and expertise has been immortalised through the works of Shringarshatak, Vairagyashatak and Nitishatak. 

The Bhartrihari Caves of Madhya Pradesh, on the banks of the Shipra River, stands testimony to the life and saintliness of sage Bhartrihari. The caves are now a tourist destination but was once the abode of the great scholar and poet whose greatness and expertise has been immortalised through the works of Shringarshatak, Vairagyashatak and Nitishatak. According to legends, Bhartrihari had been deeply hurt by the infidelity of his wife and had thus renounced all worldly pleasures to lead a life of austerity and recluse, joining the Natha cult.

The road to the caves is scenic and a flight of steps lead to its front. Few sculptures dating back to 11th century A.D. can still be admired. At the entrance, an idol of Gokarnath can be seen, As one goes deep into the caves, idols of Bhartrihari and Shivling are noticed. Few pillars with stone carvings along with the Kaal Bhairav Temple and idols of Nava Yogis are present to awe-inspire visitors. A number of exit points lead-out of the caves wherein few are closed with barricades.

Interesting facts about the place:

  • The caves are located near the Gadkalika Temple of Ujjain.
  • It is a revered site among Natha sadhus.
  • One could pay homage to Pir Matsyendranath's site, located at close proximity.
  • Bhartrihari's three eternal works deal with the concepts of desires, values and moksha.
  • Visiting hours: 5:00am to 6:00pm


 

Timing

All days of the week 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Nature Lovers, Photo Fanatics ,Experience Seekers

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Pilgrim, Jyotirlinga
  • Altitude

    492 m
  • STD Code

    0734
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    Ujjain/456001
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English
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