Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022

Sugreeva's cave








This is a natural cave in Hampi, Bellary district which is believed to be the original home of the monkey king Sugriva. Legends say that goddess Sita let fall her jewels here when carried off by the demon king Ravana and Lord Ram is said to have met Hanuman on his travels in the same place. The cave is dotted with beautiful paintings. Nearby is the Sita Sarovar, a pond. The cave stands at the edge of a flat rocky expanse. A number of carved footprints can be seen on the floor of this flat surface. This depicts the footprints of Rama & Laxmana. It’s a sacred symbol for the Hindus.