Cave 26, Ajanta ©Anupam

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UNESCO World Heritage Site : An inscription (A.D. 450 – 525) found on the wall of the front verandah records the gift of this chaityagriha by a monk Buddhabhadra, a friend of Bhavviraja, a minister of the king of Asmaka (Vidarbha). This chaityagriha is quite similar to Cave 19, but of a larger dimension (25.34 X 11.52 m) and more elaborately and exquisitely provided with sculpted figures. The chaityagriha consists of a hall, side aisles (pradikshana) and a rock-cut stupa front by an image of Buddha. The façade, the inner pillars, the triforium (between pillars and roof arch), aisles side walls are extensively carved with images and decorative designs. However, the most striking and prominent image is that of Mahaparinirvana of Buddha on the right aisle wall and the assault of Mara during Buddha’s penance adorns the same wall.

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Comments (131)

Eduardosco Chavez on November 9, 2012


Este es un interior impresionante

¡Hermosa foto!


j-ryu on November 20, 2012


N E V E R M I N D ☺ on June 1, 2013

good photography

RNLatvian on July 24, 2013

What a great picture! I really like it! Greetings from Brasília!

GWHoffman on July 27, 2013

Amazing light & color! Beautifully captured. LK-118

Regards, Glenn

Darja Brus on November 25, 2013

Very, very amazing place, composition and photo!!! LIKE! Best regards, Darja.

Aori Ika on February 1, 2014


Greetings from aoriika(^_-)

Sebastian Hoeher on March 7, 2014

Beautiful L

Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία! Αρέσει και αγαπημένη! Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ. Νίκος

Marco Sartori on April 28, 2014

Bella prospettiva! L, Ciao, Marco

Sergey Brandys on August 26, 2014

Hello Anupam. Great picture. LIKE. I love India! Welcome to my photo galleries - INDIA, UKRAINE and others. Best regards, Sergey.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 30, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Anupam Mukherjee
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
    • Taken on 2011/12/22 15:59:34
    • Exposure: 0.167s (1/6)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash