(Last Updated on : 11/02/2014)
Sugriva's cave, situated at Hampi
, is a natural cave formed by large boulders leaning on each other on a river shore. Indian mythology
says that the cave was once the abode of Sugriva
, the mythical monkey who was also a great devotee of Lord Rama
. The cave serves as a famous tourist spot and attracts thousands of visitors to see the home of this mythical monkey. The cave is set amidst a picturesque landscape and delightful serenity. Sita Sarovar, a beautiful pond, is also located near the cave. The place is highly revered and sanctified for the Hindu pilgrims.
Mythology of Sugriva's Cave
As per Indian mythology, Sugriva's cave was the place where Goddess Sita
dropped her ornaments after being abducted by the demon king Ravana
. Sugriva then used the cave to hide the ornaments. It is also believed that the cave also stands as the witness of the first meeting of Lord Rama and Lakshmana
with Sugriva. Sugriva had met them at the riverside near the cave when they arrived there to search for Goddess Sita.
Features of Sugriva's Cave
Sugriva's cave is embellished with exquisite painting in the interior. Located at the edge of a rocky flat area, the cave is small in size. This rocky region has a number of footprints and carvings. It is said that these are the depiction of the footprints of Lord Rama and Lakshmana.
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