Upper Pallava Cave Temple

The upper cave, of the two cave temples at Trichy, was excavated by Mahendravarman I. This is the farthest cave temple, from his capital, excavated by him. few things of interest are specified below: 1. A magnificent bas-relief panel of Gangadhara which is assumed unparalleled in its class. 2. Inscription suggesting the conversion of Mahendra towards Shaivism from some other hostile faith, most probably Jainism. 3. Many inscriptions giving his various birudas (titles). 4. Praising power of the Cholas in his inscription, quite interesting isn't it? 5. Various other medallions than traditional lotus medallion over pillar faces. 6. Median patta over the rolled corbel.