A single sandstone rock-carved statue in which we can see that Lord Vishnu, Seven hooded Serpent King Sheshnaag and Shiva linga. It is a famous 12m long reclining staue of Lord Vishnu present inside the Tala zone of Bandhavgarh.
In 10th century, this statue was carved out during Kalchuri ruler Yuvrajdev reign. Before Baghel, this region was under rule of Kalchuri dynasty. There is a Shiva Linga to the left of Vishnu statue & Brahma Staue in the right.
The statue of Lord Vishnu, sleeping under the shade of 7-hooded serpent called Sheshnaag and therefore Shesh-saiya means “Bed of Sheshnaag”. We can find origin of Charanganga river from legside of Vishnu statue.
Due to origin of water source, here we can also see evergreen water pool which ensure water availability at this height. Tiger presence is also popular near water hole & many times they have been spotted.
On reaching top of the hill, we can find many statues of Lord Vishnu in different incarnations which were carved out in 10th & 11th centuries. At the top of Bandhavgarh plateau lies a thousand year old Fort.
Photos from Google.