Kharosa Caves are located close to a village with the same name in the Latur district of Maharashtra and only at a distance of 45km from Latur City. Kharosa Caves are renowned among tourists and history enthusiasts.
Kharosa Caves in Latur were built around the 6th century during the Gupta period, and are well known for the sculptures of Shiv-Parvati, Ravana, Narasimha, and Kartikeya.
Kharosa Caves have a total number of 12 caves and the first cave is a Buddhist cave with a painted statue of Lord Buddha in sitting positions. Other caves contain shivling and one of them has a sculpture of Lord Dutta. The sculpture of a Yaksha just outside one of Kharosa Caves is a popular attraction among tourist and history travelers.
The second cave has a shivling and is visited by a lot of people for blessings while there is the Renuka Devi Temple on the other side of the hill which is also visited by tourists and local people. The 4th and the 5th caves have two floors and the ground floor is constructed just below ground level from where the middle floor can be accessed.
The upper hall of Kharosa Caves that can be reached through a narrow staircase has a number of Vishnu and Shiv-Parvati idols and you will be simply fascinated with the unique charm of history and heritage.
At Kharosa Caves there is a source of water on the top side of the hill known as Seeta Nhani or Seeta’s Bathroom and is also a popular destination for tourists.
Best time to Visit Kharosa Caves
Kharosa Caves in Maharashtra can be visited almost although out the year, but it is during the winter months when the weather is most convenient for a visit. As it can be easily reached by car tourists and pilgrims from all over the country visit Kharosa Caves throughout the year including the monsoon.