Tirumalai Jain Rock Cut Cave. Outside Rock [16th Century]

The narrow cell which opens into a flight of steps that leads to a cave is painted in rich tapestry of colours, even in the dark and dingy corners of the cave probably done by the Jain monks who had lived in these caves. The walls are painted with rich colours depicting deities, symbols, their ideologies through flowers, animals and human forms. The roof is painted in various hues, although some of them are faded away. The rocks part ways opening into small chambers and tunnels, though everything around is not dark. Some of the rooms have windows which allows the sunshine to enter.

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