UNESCO World Heritage Site : Cave 16, Ajanta ©Anupam

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According to an inscription found here, the excavation of this cave was caused by Varahadeva, the minister of Vakataka king Harishena (circa A.D. 475-500). The cave (19.5 X 22.25 X 4.6 m) which is a monastery consists of a central hall surrounded by 14 cells on three sides, vestibule and a sanctum for Buddha image. The important painted themes depicted are the conversion of Nanda; Miracle of Sravasti; Maya’s dream; and certain incidents from the life of Buddha. The Jataka stories depicted are Hasti, Maha-ummagga, Maha-sutasoma. Painted inscriptions can also be noted inside the cave.

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Comments (11)

WiJarn on January 28, 2012

Very beautiful photo, nice shot. Like

Greetings from Thailand.

longdistancer on January 28, 2012

Very interesting! L3

Anupam Mukherjee on January 29, 2012

Thank you

Wijarn

John

longdistancer

According to an inscription found here, the excavation of this cave was caused by Varahadeva, the minister of Vakataka king Harishena (circa A.D. 475-500). The cave (19.5 X 22.25 X 4.6 m) which is a monastery consists of a central hall surrounded by 14 cells on three sides, vestibule and a sanctum for Buddha image. The important painted themes depicted are the conversion of Nanda; Miracle of Sravasti; Maya’s dream; and certain incidents from the life of Buddha. The Jataka stories depicted are Hasti, Maha-ummagga, Maha-sutasoma. Painted inscriptions can also be noted inside the cave.

Greetings, Anupam

Oleg Timofeev on January 29, 2012

Wonderful shot! Like! Best wishes. Oleg.

Ngo Minh Truc on January 29, 2012

L5> very nice shot! Greetings :)

Anupam Mukherjee on January 29, 2012

Dear friend

Oleg

Ngo Minh Truc

nice to know that you like this image!!

According to an inscription found here, the excavation of this cave was caused by Varahadeva, the minister of Vakataka king Harishena (circa A.D. 475-500). The cave (19.5 X 22.25 X 4.6 m) which is a monastery consists of a central hall surrounded by 14 cells on three sides, vestibule and a sanctum for Buddha image. The important painted themes depicted are the conversion of Nanda; Miracle of Sravasti; Maya’s dream; and certain incidents from the life of Buddha. The Jataka stories depicted are Hasti, Maha-ummagga, Maha-sutasoma. Painted inscriptions can also be noted inside the cave.

Greetings, Anupam

Ngo Minh Truc on January 29, 2012

Hi! Anupam Mukherjee > you provide good information about this photo. Thank you for sharing :)

Very nice!Like!

senmax on January 30, 2012

Very nice photo. Like.

Anupam Mukherjee on April 14, 2012

Thank you

Ngo Minh Truc

varkos

senmax

for your visit & marking *likes

Greetings, Anupam

Amy Kaur on October 7, 2012

l was looking at a video on utube which states that the caves were found by an english man while out hunting.. it also shows how natural sunlight comes in through the horseshoes shape of the top of the caves...wow this google map is fantastic as this is how l search for the Ajanta caves.. and your photos are beautiful...

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 28, 2012
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    by Anupam Mukherjee
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
    • Taken on 2011/12/21 12:53:35
    • Exposure: 2.500s
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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