It is regarded the largest bas-relief, the figurines carved on the face of a hill in India. So much so that the Archaeological Survey of India compared the archaeological remains of Unakoti with the famous sculptures of Mahabalipuram. Among the rock-cut sculptures is a 33-ft-high bust of Lord Shiva. The bust is the central figure in the complex and is locally called Unakotiswara KalabhairavaThere are two figures seated on either side of the bust. One of the figures is believed to be that of the goddess Durga seated on a lion while the other one is believed to be that of Ganga astride a Capricorn. Another three-eyed figure some distance away is believed to be that of Surya or Lord Vishnu. A massive Ganesh figure is also carved in the complex while there is a chaturmukha Shivlinga nearby. Among other rock-cut and stone images are those of Vishnu, Nandi, Narasimha, Ravana, Hanuman, and several unidentified deities. The consensus among archaeologists is that although the predominant influence of the Shiva cult is obvious, the sculptures were also influenced by several other cults like Tantric, Shakti, and Hatha yogis.
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