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The Descend Down from Sirigiya and Cobra Hood Cave

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


The Cobra Hood Cave

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


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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