This place is so untold and untouched that even many local villagers don't have information about it! This was the second time I headed for this ancient man-made cave structure, on February 08 2009. The first time I went there was on June 11 2006. The place hasn't changed a bit, just as the last 2300 years. This time I went with my wife. She's quite fascinated by the caves, and ancient times, and I decided to take her to the most peaceful ancient place around — the Bedse Caves.
Samrat Ashok the Great (also spelled Asok, Ashoka, Asoka, etc.), after the battle of Kalinga, realized how wrong he was, and what a misery his acts were till time. He left his Maurya Empire, and followed Buddhism. He created many meditation places for the Buddhist Monks, one of which is Bedse.
Here are some of the photographs that the little poor me managed to take at the Mighty place. Mighty, not just in size, but also at the feeling it can give to you once you enter there.
This is the main meditation hall (called Chaitya). You must be there to see how beautifully it has been constructed. The light (at any day time) perfectly reaches and highlights the Stup (also spelled Stupa) — the main circular, top dome-shaped structure.
I took many photographs of this wonderful place. Following are some of them…