Friday, 4 July 2014

1ST BUDDHIST CAVE MONUMENTS DATING 1ST CENTURY BC

Ajanta Cave.
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Ajanta Caves, the first Buddhist cave monuments are from 1st century BC. The caves are situated 100 km north-east of Ellora, 104 km from Aurangabad and 52 km from Jalgaon Railway Station (in India). They are cut into the volcanic lava of the Deccan in the forest ravines of the Sahyadri Hills and are set in beautiful sylvan surroundings. These magnificent caves containing carvings and sculptures that depict the life of Buddha are considered to be the beginning of classical Indian art. Read More