Time causes to stop at Ajanta Caves, the most compelling, ancient and captivating cave temples of incredible India. This world-renowned artistic masterpiece is stand witness to a wonderful Indian history that has been engraved in time forever. Spiritual figures along with their supernatural mysticism engraved on the precipice narrate the marvels of ancient Indian history for visitors as well as young generations to come. It depicts the essence of these caves that allure thousands of visitors each year.
The caves of Ajanta have been declared as World Heritage by UNESCO and are also one of the protected monuments under Indian Archeological Survey. The cave enfolds sculptures and paintings considered the excellent masterpieces all around the world. Ajanta cave features 30 another caves built between 2nd century BC as well as 6th century AD.
Walking around the Cave
The sculptures and paintings engraved in Ajanta caves depict deep religious influence that revolves around Buddhism. These symbolize the life of Gautama Buddha along with Jataka Tales. Embellished with old-age paintings and chiseled with highest craftsmanship the caves narrate the majestic lifestyles of prehistoric times.
The first Ajanta cave ( http://www.buddhisttrain.com/
2nd Cave: It is remarkable for containing immense paintings of Buddha overwhelming visitors with its comprehensive creativity. 4th Cave features a seated Buddha with a large furnished image of Buddha. The entrance to 5th one is a T-shaped covered entrance whereas cave 6 is a significant cave depicting the Mahayana phase of Buddhist philosophy. Unlike the pillars of other caves, its pillars are octagonal and bare. At the end of the front you can find extensions as well as rear passageways enabling you to circumambulate the throne o Buddha.
The 9th as well as 10th caves are known as Chaitya gathering corridors. The cave number 11 marks the evolution between the Mahayana and the Hinayana phases of Buddhist philosophy. 16th cave gives a good sight of the ravine and features Giant Buddha statue resting in abhayamudra. 17th one is remarkable for a wonderful painting depicting a king and his queen with their attendants going for regal possession. 19, 21 and 26 caves are also the same Chaitya gathering corridors while 20 and 27 feature the sculptures of Naga Dwarpala.
How to go there: You can access these caves from any part of India by trains, flights and through roads. The nearest airport is Aurangabad in Maharashtra state and Jalgaon is the nearest railway station. Taxis, rented cars and interstate running buses available from Jalgaon can take you to these caves. Get more on Ajanta & Ellora Caves at: http://www.buddhisttrain.com/
Visiting Time: You can visit these caves from 9 to 5:30 PM on any week day except Monday.
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