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How Vaishali Cave got its name

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Flashback Friday: How Vaishali Cave got its name Vaishali Cave and snaps from the movie. Photo: Onmanorama

Movies and locations leave lasting impression in our minds. And today, we are going to go back in time and tell you the story of how a small cave near Idukki dam holds a unique place in the Malayali psyche – all thanks to Vaishali, a movie that hit the screens in 1988. 

The movie

Flashback Friday: How Vaishali Cave got its name Vaishali Cave. Photo: Onmanorma

Vaishali, a period drama helmed by ace director Bharathan starring Suparna and Sanjay Mitra hit the marquee in 1988. The story which traces its roots to the epic Mahabharata spoke about Rishyasringan, a young seer who was seduced by Vaishali. The movie had some memorable songs picturised in Idukki. The most memorable one being Indraneelimayolum, which was shot near the Idukki Dam.  Read more about a trip to Idukki Dam

Vaishali Cave

This cave has an interesting story too. While building the Idukki Dam, rocks blasted off were taken through this cave to the dam site.  A lot of people visit the cave even now. Ask around. Sometimes, the authorities do not permit you to visit these caves. 

Flashback Friday: How Vaishali Cave got its name Entrance to Vaishali Cave. Photo: Onmanorma

Reaching Vaishali Caves

A half an hours walk from the dam to Kuravan hills will put you at the mouth of the cave. The view from this place is breathtaking. 

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