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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Heinz Peierl on May 5, 2012

Gefällt mir.

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Viele Grüße von der Mosel

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Diana Angelova on May 5, 2012

Very beautiful photo! Like! Greetings, Diana

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Eliton Sloma on May 8, 2012

Maravilhosa foto Muito bonita.

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Saudações Eliton,Brasil.

Sanjay Poudyal on May 8, 2012

Great pictures and colors, LIKE Namaste from Nepal

GlowSiess on May 12, 2012

MASTERPIECE of color and lighting!!!

Sensei or SunSay on May 12, 2012

Very nice shot
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Jesus Miguel Ballero… on September 18, 2012

nice pic

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Guizel J.c on September 22, 2012

Beautiful picture and detail

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Anupam Mukherjee on March 30, 2014

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thanks a lot for your visit and comments. It is nice to know that you like this image and some of you added this to your favourite list.

Greetings, Anupam

Ivan Logvinov on April 5, 2014

Interesting photo!
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Best greetings from Russia!
Ivan.

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

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 30, 2012
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    by Anupam Mukherjee
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
    • Taken on 2011/12/21 13:00:19
    • Exposure: 3.200s
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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