Bhartrihari Caves

Mahakal Caves


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Location: Ujjain (former Ujjayini)
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Address: Bhartrihari Caves, Tel: +91-, Fax: +91-,
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History


Description

These caves are situated just above the bank of the Shipra River near the temple of Gadkalika. According to popular tradition, this is the spot where Bhartrihari, who is said to have been the step brother of Vikramaditya, lived and meditated after renouncing worldly life. He is believed to have been a great scholar and poet. His famous works, Shringarshatak, Vairagyashatak, and Nitishatak, are known for the exquisite use of the Sanskrit metre.


Text by Tony Oldham (2003). With kind permission.