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Ancient Carvings of Chabimura

“Devlok Ka Dwar” – Unexplored Chabimura !! Hidden in mountains of Tripura are ancient, huge carvings of Shiva, Vishnu, Mahisasura mardini Durga & other Gods & Goddesses. There are 37 such rock carvings of unknown origin dates along banks of Gomati River. Indeed a Devlok

Chabimura is famous for its panels of rock carvings on the steep mountain wall on the bank of Gomati. There are huge images carved of Shiva, Vishnu, kartika, Mahisasurmardini Durga and other Gods and goddesses. These images date back to 15th-16th centuries AD. Chabumura is 30 km away from Udaipur and   12 km from Amarpur Sub-Division. These beautiful images are curved with a lot of dexterity on the rocky faces of Devtamura which is steep at 90 degrees. The hill ranges are covered with thick jungles and one can reach this abode of gods only after trekking through these jungles. The road leading to the river bank where the rock cut images exist are itself is a treat to the eye. The area is also an eco-Tourism centre.

The first panel is just on the other side of the bank. It measures 10.3 m in (height) and is spread over an area 28 m (length) and is south facing. The area to the right of the panel extends up to 60 m where some other images existed. At present some of the images are lost by sliding of rock panels.

The 2nd image is that of Mahishasurmardini is about one km away from the 1st panels and it is curved at a height of 10 meter from the river bed. The local tribe worshipped it as CHAKRAK-MA.   This is one of the largest reliefs of Goddess present in the country which itself makes it unique. The image has a height of 10.70 meter and a width of 7.70 meter. The face is depicted round with dishevelled hair-in a number of hair locks. She is ten armed and is holding weapon in all the nine arms except the lower which hold the hair of demon king. The weapons are mostly indistinct due to erosion and floral growth.

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