|Location:||Bharat (India): Uttarakhand state: Naini Tal district: Gangoli pargana: Baraun / Bel patti: Vyas / Kali valley: Gangolihat area: Howalbah: Sunerakot village, near (N29°40', E080°05')|
|Dimension:||L=250m, VR=27m, A=1200m asl|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.|
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|1884||The cave at Bhubaneswar is identified by Atkinson with the Pátála-Bhuvanesvar of the Manasakhand.|
|27-SEP-1941||E. Aubery Glennie inquires the Deputy Commissioner, Almora, for caves.|
|09-OCT-1941||The Deputy Commissioner, Almora, informs Glennie about Patal Bhavaneshwar.|
|~1942||visited and explored by Swami Pranavananda.|
|1989||installation of an electric illumination.|
|1989||Karnavor, willing helper of the Andhra Pradesh based "Lord of the Universe in the form of Sri Sathya Sai Baba" believes that the god wallah 'exposed' the cave and 'brought it to the light' in 1989, «…probably the greatest of all blessings from Bhagwan Baba.».|
|1991||Uwe Scherzer visits, explores and maps.|
|1993||Bruno Ducluzeaux publishes the map by Scherzer.|
|07 to 08-MAY-1994||Professor G.K. Karnavor and nine others, including General Kanti Taylor, visit the site.|
|1994||The Sri Patal Bhuvanswar Charitable Trust, a Sai Baba foundation, intents to built an ahsram.|
A modified natural cave used by pious pilgrims as a temple and by tourists as a sightseeing spot. Situated above the village "Hat" (=Gangolihat) in the patti Bel of the pargana Gangoli. Atkinson (1882-1886, 11; reprinted 1981, 2, part 1: 318-323) locates the temple (and cave?) in patti Baraun.
Atkinson (1882-1886, vol. 12; reprinted 1981, vol. 3, part 1, page 232): «…Bhubaneswar with its cave… are some of the best known of the [Gangoli pargana, Kumaon] district.»
Text from the: South Asia Cave Registry (2001). With kind permission by Daniel Gebauer.
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