UNESCO World Heritage : 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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bayernengel on June 18, 2013

tolles Bild ♥ like. ♥
Liebe ♥ Grüße sendet dir, der bayernengel. ❀

Victor “Afrocan” GIL… on July 24, 2013

Very nice place and photo, Like and YS regards from Canary Islands, Victor.

Philippe Buffard on July 29, 2013

Good composition

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Gyula Kaszás on August 6, 2013

Very good! Fav!

Anupam Mukherjee on January 5, 2014

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for your visit, kind words of appreciation and marking likes and Favourites to this photograph!!

Wishing you Happy & Prosperous 2014

Greetings from India, Anupam

stanito on January 23, 2014

good photo! YSL

Anupam Mukherjee on February 13, 2014

Thank you dear friend stanito for YSL

Greetings, Anupam

caryca51 on February 21, 2014

zachwycajace DZIEŁO sztuki-Piękny OBRAZ...<FL>...Z przyjaznymi pozdrowieniami z Polski.Elka

Very good picture and great light

I Like

Greetings from Spain. José Mª

Argenna on March 9

Beautiful detail!

Anupam Mukherjee on March 25

Thank you

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Greetings, Anupam

luky99ful on March 25

Like this great image!!Luky,

Esta es una gran fotografia. LIKE + FAV

Nikolai Karaneschev on April 12

Beautiful shot L and F best wishes. Nikolai

Javeed Iqbal on April 23

Nice capture; would love to visit this place as well as Khajurahoo.

Marco Sartori on April 28

Molto bello il soggetto e molto ben fatta la foto: L. Ciao dall'Italia, Marco

Etena on April 28

Pekne zachytené. L.

Sandra Vilumsone on June 16

Interesting,like.Sandra

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Photo taken in Gautala Wildlife Sanctuary, Ajanta, Maharashtra 431150, India
Ajanta Caves

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