The Talking Rocks of Badami
Director : R.Bharathadri
Duration : 51 minutes 29 seconds
Produced by IGNCA
The film explores the awesome rock cut sculpture of the Badami caves in the Bijapur district of Karnataka, created under Western Cāḷukya King Maṅgaleśa in the Sixth century A.D. ‘The wonderful workmanship’, ‘atyadbhutakarmaviracitam’, is celebrated in the royal inscription of 579 A.D. Androgynous Śiva Ardhanārīśvara, Harihara, Viṣṇu Trivikrama, Bodhisattva Padamapāṇi, cyclopean, ornate and figured pillars provide examples of this workmanship.