Friday, June 17, 2011
Inside the Borra Caves, 90km north of Vizag, in the Ananthagiri hill ranges of the Eastern Ghats. 'Borra' meaning hole, these caves are believed to be 150milion years old. The caves, filled with fascinating stalagmite and stalactite formations was discovered by the British Geologist William King in 1807.
A lyrical legend is that the Shiva Lingam representing the Hindu God Lord Shiva, is found deep in the caves, above which is a stone formation of a cow. It is surmised that the udder of this cow is the source of the Gosthani (‘Gov’ - cow, ‘Sthani’ – udder) river which originates here.