Ritseling Cave in Upper Mustang & Eroded murals on the walls
Ritseling Cave in Upper Mustang is another mystery of the ancient kingdom. The secret caves in Himalayas explored only few years ago. Another interesting thing is that found; nobody had entered the cave for hundreds of years. Ritseling Cave located very close western side to Konchok Ling Cave. The isolation of Mustang facilitated the preservation of its ancient culture.
Close to the entrance of this cave there is a large Mandala along with many Buddha figures. The assortment of eroded murals on the walls of cave makes this cave mysterious. Murals of various deities are found here including a large image of nine faced and eighteen armed Garuda.
Many of the Murals on the walls of this cave are eroded. One of the Murals towards the back of this cave depicts the scenes pertaining to a person who was an occupant of the cave and also his trips to Lhasa and other parts of Tibet.
The Ritseling Cave and various other man-made caves in Upper Mustang hold great archaeological mysteries. There is no information regarding the creators of these caves. It is a mystery how people accessed these caves after scaling the vertical rocks. Some of the caves are perched more than 150 feet above the valley, really unbelievable.
Ritseling Cave in Upper Mustang is just one among the 10,000 or more man-mad caves in the Mustang area of Nepal. Most of the caves in Upper Mustang are unoccupied. After reading this article you may find interesting to visit this Cave in Upper Mustang to see the ancient painting inside the cave in mustang.
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