Caves, Odisha

Khandagiri:  ‘Broken Hill’. From Odi:  khaṇḍa; and giri, ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

Lalithagiri: ‘Beautiful Hill’. From  Odi: lalita, ‘graceful’, ‘beautiful’; and giri, ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

Udayagiri: From  Odi: udaya, ‘sunrise’, ‘dawn’; and giri, ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

Ratnagiri: From  Odi: ratna, ‘jewel’, ‘gem’; and giri, ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

These are all caves, stupas and viharas of archaeological importance and religious significance (Jain, Buddhist, Hindu), situated  on hills near Bhubaneshwar.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Odisha place names.


Khandagiri Caves (Bhunaneshwar).

Khandagiri Caves (Bhunaneshwar)              Trip Orissa/Odisha Tourism