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Cave similar to Bhimbetka found in MP

india Updated: Jul 12, 2009 20:30 IST

Madhya Pradesh Archaeological Department has found a rare one-km-long cave in Raisen district similar to the famous world heritage site Bhimbetka, which is home to rare rock paintings.

The one-km-long cave has been identified as "Mrigendranath Cave" near Patni village in Raisen district, about 80 km away from Bhimbetka, an official release said here today.

Minister for Culture and Public Relations along with Secretary Culture Manoj Shrivastava and Commissioner Archaeology, J L Malpani visited the spot by walking for nearly three km from Patni village to reach Mrigendranath cave.

The cave's entry is so narrow that only one person at a time can enter it by virtually crawling, but once inside it is a huge and long cave having images of various deities, it said.

On entering inside one encounter the image of Hanuman and feet of Lord Shiva carved neatly carved on a stone, the release said.

The government is planning to develop the spot as a major tourist attraction by launching a preservation and beautification drive.