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The Descend Down from Sirigiya and Cobra Hood Cave

 The route to climb up Sirigiya and go down is different.

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The Cobra Hood Cave

This is known by this name because of the natural cobra hood shape of the cave.

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It is a cave with drip ledges that had been used as a dwelling for the Sangha during the first monastic phase before Kasyapa. According to the early- brahmi inscription here, (3-1 centuries B.C), this cave has been donated by the chieftain ‘Naguliya’. It is suggested that the painting on the ceiling with a decorative motif belongs to the 6 to 7 centuries A.D. An excavation carried out in front of the cave revealed nine human skeletons.

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