Caves of Ajanta (India). 'They may have been ascetics, but the 2nd-century-BC monks who created the Ajanta caves had an eye for the dramatic. The 30 rock-cut forest grottoes punctuate the side of a horseshoe-shaped cliff . The architecture and towering stupas made these caves inspiring places in which to meditate and live.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/maharashtra/ajanta

Caves of Ajanta (India). 'They may have been ascetics, but the monks who created the Ajanta caves had an eye for the dramatic. The 30 rock-cut forest grottoes punctuate the side of a horseshoe-shaped cliff .

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The Ajanta Caves are artistic treasures of the Grupta era, carved into the volcanic cliff faces of the Wagurna River Valley in western India., they were occupied for some 850 years by Buddhist monks and artisans.

Ajanta Caves, India - Rock-cut cave complex filled with ancient Buddhist artwork

Ajanta Caves

Two thousand two hundred years ago work began on an extensive series of cave monuments in Maharashtra, India.

#TemplesofIndia, WONDERS OF ANCIENT INDIA: The awe inspiring Kailash / Kailasa Temple, Ellora Caves, Nr Aurangabad, Maharashtra. (Carved out from a single 120 feet high rock! in the 8th century AD, dedicated to Lords Shiva & Parvati) by www.TopUpYourTrip.com

WONDERS OF ANCIENT INDIA: The awe inspiring Kailash / Kailasa Temple, Ellora Caves, Nr Aurangabad, Maharashtra. (Carved out from a single 120 feet high rock! in the century AD, dedicated to Lords Shiva & Parvati)

Ajanta Caves, India..The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. UNESCO'S World heritage Site since 1983.

The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the and centuries B. During the Gupta period and centuries A.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. UNESCO'S World heritage Site since

The Ajanta and Ellora Caves that speaks volume of the rich culture of India was surprisingly discovered only in the 19th century during an excavation by the British army, that too by accident!

my favorite place in Ellora. The Vishwakarma (Cave is the only chaitya griha amongst the Buddhist group of caves. It is locally known as Vishwakarma or Sutar ka jhopda "carpenter's hut". UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India are about 300 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE.

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India are about 300 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE.

The Mysterious Ajanta Caves (India)  – Ancient Temples Carved From Solid Rock. Built from the 2nd century BCE to the 600 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art.

The Mysterious Ajanta Caves (India) – Ancient Temples Carved From Solid Rock. Built from the century BCE to the 600 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. ☙ India ૐ ❧

Ellora Caves: Cave temples of India  In the Indian state of Maharashtra is the village of Ellora with 34 amazing caves, carved into the mountain Charanandri vertical surface. Ellora – the official World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The caves consist of 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain temples and monasteries built during the period from VI to X vek.Eti cave – a sign of religious harmony that prevailed in India during this period. Ellora Caves.

ॐ Ajanta Ellora Caves: Cave Hindu temples of India. In the Indian state of Maharashtra is the village of Ajanta Ellora with incredible Temples carved into the mountain Charanandri by ancient Indian architects engineers. Ellora – the official World Heritag

The rock hewn temple of Kailasa in Ajanta Ellora cave area, India.

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One of my trips to India must include this place. The rock hewn temple of Kailasa in Ajanta Ellora cave area, India.

At the Ajanta Caves in India, wall paintings illustrate events in the life of prince Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The older ones were the product of the last two centuries BCE.

Ajanta Caves, India: wall paintings illustrate events in the life of prince Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The older ones were the product of the last two centuries BCE.

Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India

Ajanta Caves are Buddhist cave temples in Maharashtra, India. Dating back to century BC Caves were carved out of a solid rock along the Waghora River.

Ajanta Caves - Wikipedia

Ajanta Caves - Wikipedia

Ajanta Cave 19. In the chaitya below, the buddha is seen with the stupa, probably refering to a transition from the hinayana to the mahayana style of buddhism.

A stupa containing Buddha within the Ajanta Cave complex. This is all carved out of the rock continuously.

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