This cave, also known as the Mahakala caverns, is thought to be the one that protected Lord Buddha for six years before he proceeded to the holy town of Bodh Gaya to achieve enlightenment. Many temples are now located in these caverns, and pilgrims who follow Lord Buddha’s route frequently go there.
Hindu and Buddhist shrines can be found in these caverns, and some people are drawn to the area because of what they perceive to be the energy that the area exudes due to its connection to Lord Buddha. The trip up to the Dungeshwari cave temples is far simpler from Gaya than it is from Bodh Gaya, which is typically congested with locals and tourists. One can take a rickshaw right to the caverns because there isn’t much distance to travel.
Along the Falgu River, around 12 to 15 kilometres from Gaya, lie the Dungeshwari Hills. These hills were described in the travelogue of the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang. The cave monasteries on the hills are where Lord Buddha is thought to have pondered before travelling to Gaya to get enlightenment.
Despite the caverns’ unappealing appearance, individuals who allow the transcendental energy to control their conscience report having an incredible experience there. One of the cave temples is devoted to Dungeshwari, a Hindu goddess.
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