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Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves India’s Greatest Historical Place

Ajanta Caves is one of the wonderful places in India to visit. Ajanta caves are located in the state of Maharashtra of India, a 100Km from Aurangabad district. Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra are 29 rocks out caves and monuments which are dated from 2nd century BCE. The caves consist of the sculptures and paintings which are considered to be masterpieces of two religions.

These caves were discovered in AD 1819. With a break of about four centuries the caves were discovered into two distinct phases. Some of caves which include unfurnished ones are thirty in number, of which five caves 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are called prayer halls and rest known as monasteries. Inside caves 9 and 10 a few paintings which survived on the walls remembers the time of the 2nd century BC-AD. The second group of the painting started in nearly fifth century AD, which was then considered as noticeable in later caves for the next two centuries.

The theme in which paintings are done inside the caves are intensely religious in tone and is centre round Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings were executed from the mud-plaster in the tempera technique. Many paintings are carved in such a way in the caves which illuminate the history of times-court scenes, street scenes, cameos of domestic life. Even studies of animal and bird came alive on these unique walls of Ajanta caves.

Ajanta Caves: A Wonerful Place

An outer view of Ajanta Caves

 

Ajanta Caves Photos

An inside view of Ajanta Caves

 

Ajanta Caves Wallpaper

Ajanta Caves strong pillar

 

Ajanta Caves Inside Photo

Ajanta Caves is lit by light

 

Waterfall at Ajanta Caves

Waterfall and water collection at Ajanta Caves

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4 Responses to “Ajanta Caves”

  1. kiran rao
    February 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    I want to visit these Ajanta caves.

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