Archaeological Survey of India now protects the rock-cut caves. However, the Bengal, Bihar and Orissa Digambara Jaina Tirthankara Committee maintain the present Digambara temple. This temple is living and facing towards east. The enshrining deities are a series of Jaina Tirthankara images.
According to the legends as ascribed that the temple dates back to the Mahameghabahana Kharavela of 1st century B.C. This however does not hold any ground on account of the architectural features.
The temple is surrounded by Rushavanath temple in the south at a distance of 3.50 metres, northern compound wall at a distance of 2.50 metres and western compound wall at a distance of 11.50 metres. The temple is facing towards east.
The architectural features of the temple stands on a lofty platform that measures 16.00 metres in length x 9.50 metres in width with a height of 1.62 metres. On plan, the temple has a Vimana and a Jagamohana. The Vimana measures 8.25 square metres and Jagamohana measures 6.40 metres in length x 9.40 metres in breadth.
This temple is Triratha on plan. Central Raha and Kanika Pagas distinguish it on either side. On elevation, the Vimana is Pidha Deula that measures 5.80 metres in height from pabhaga to mastaka. The temple has Panchangabada. From bottom to top, the temple has a Pabhaga, Talajangha, Bandhana, Upara Jangha, Baranda, Gandi and Mastaka. The northern doorjambs measure 2.20 metres x 1.04 metres.
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