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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 Dieter Schlingloff Introduction 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 2. The…
Contents Introduction Mahayana Buddhism Junnar Kanheri Kuda Mahad Ajanta Ajanta Conclusion Captions References Introduction There are about 1200 rock-cut caves in India, of which 1000 are in Maharashtra, and of these nearly two-thirds are Buddhist.…
An introduction to the history and patronage of the Ajanta caves, their architecture, paintings, iconography and textual sources.