An Introduction to the Caves
Ellora, locally known as Verul and mentioned as Elapura in medieval literature, is a group of 34 rock-cut caves in the mountain ranges of Satpuda, about 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India.
It is the only cave complex where cave temples of all…
The different phases of Ajanta paintings
The Paintings of the Second Century B.C.
1. General observations
2. The Buddha in Previous Existences
3. The Superhuman Events in the Buddha’s Life
The Paintings of the Fifth Century A.D. 6
1. General remarks
There are about 1200 rock-cut caves in India, of which 1000 are in Maharashtra, and of these nearly two-thirds are Buddhist.…