Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta caves are situated in the state of Maharashtra. They are in the hills of the deccan. These caves were discovered only in the 19th century. They lie deep in the Sahyadri hills. Since they were in the jungles, the external world did not know about them before that. They are situated near the Waghora river. They were cut into a mountainside. Ajanta caves are rock - cut cave temples and monasteries of Buddhists. The caves were made between the 1st Century B.C. and the 7th century A.D. There are two kinds of caves - caityas (sanctuaries) and viharas (monasteries).



The Ajanta caves were made by Buddhist monks. In many caves, the walls are decorated with inscriptions and pictures. They represent stories from the Jatakas, a collection of stories related to the incarnations of Lord Buddha. Among these depictions of Buddhist stories we can also find the images of nymphs and princesses. They are very beautifully as well as artistically presented.

The caves are the best expression of human ideas and hard work. In Ajanta we have a string of 29 caves. Studies have proved that they were built as private hideaway of the Buddhist monks. They might have stayed there for various purposes like meditation, yoga or even safety. These caves were made at a period when had only hammer and chisel as instruments of work. It shows how much determination and hard work they would have put behind it. The walls covered with artistic work speak of rich Indian culture and traditions.

The first cave is of a great importance. It has some of the most famous as well as beautiful wall paintings. Some of them are Boddhisattvas, Padmapani and Avalokiteshvara. Wall paintings can also be found in caves 2, 16 and 17. However, the other caves are remarkable for their sculptures. Most of the sculptures are of divine nature.

Cave 17 contains one of the most outstanding sculptural works. The flying ‘apsara’ in this caves is really a beauty to be cherished. It also has the image of Lord Buddha preaching. They have really stood the test of time and have come to us as real pieces of ancient art. The Ajanta caves can give us a general view of the development and achievement of Buddhism. The caves and sculptures in them are carved in solid rock. Studies have proved that these caves were inhibited for many centuries.

These man made caves have become famous all over the world. However, we do not have enough information on what made the monks abandon these safe caves.

No comments:

PDF FILE TO YOUR EMAIL IMMEDIATELY PURCHASE NOTES & PAPER SOLUTION. @ Rs. 50/- each

SSC MATHS I PAPER SOLUTION

SSC MATHS II PAPER SOLUTION

SSC SCIENCE I PAPER SOLUTION

SSC SCIENCE II PAPER SOLUTION

SSC ENGLISH PAPER SOLUTION

SSC & HSC ENGLISH WRITING SKILL

HSC ACCOUNTS NOTES

HSC OCM NOTES

HSC ECONOMICS NOTES

HSC SECRETARIAL PRACTICE NOTES

You can also pay the necessary amount (Rs. 50 for Each Notes) to our UPI ID:

After paying Rs. 50 you will get your notes and paper solution either by email or through WhatsApp in PDF digital form.


If you are not certain how this will work then please contact on this number: 8169449238 (Only WhatsApp) No personal Calls allowed. All the best for upcoming Board Exam.


2019 Board Paper Solution

HSC ENGLISH SET A 2019 21st February, 2019

HSC ENGLISH SET B 2019 21st February, 2019

HSC ENGLISH SET C 2019 21st February, 2019

HSC ENGLISH SET D 2019 21st February, 2019

SECRETARIAL PRACTICE (S.P) 2019 25th February, 2019

HSC XII PHYSICS 2019 25th February, 2019

CHEMISTRY XII HSC SOLUTION 27th, February, 2019

OCM PAPER SOLUTION 2019 27th, February, 2019

HSC MATHS PAPER SOLUTION 2nd, March, 2019

SSC ENGLISH STD 10 5TH MARCH, 2019.

HSC XII ACCOUNTS 2019 6th March, 2019

HSC XII BIOLOGY 2019 6TH March, 2019

HSC XII ECONOMICS 9Th March 2019

SSC Maths I March 2019 Solution 10th Standard11th, March, 2019

SSC MATHS II MARCH 2019 SOLUTION 10TH STD.13th March, 2019

SSC SCIENCE I MARCH 2019 SOLUTION 10TH STD. 15th March, 2019.

SSC SCIENCE II MARCH 2019 SOLUTION 10TH STD. 18th March, 2019.

SSC SOCIAL SCIENCE I MARCH 2019 SOLUTION20th March, 2019

SSC SOCIAL SCIENCE II MARCH 2019 SOLUTION, 22nd March, 2019


BUY FROM PLAY STORE

DOWNLOAD OUR APP



HOW TO PURCHASE OUR NOTES?




S.P. Important Questions For Board Exam 2020


O.C.M. Important Questions for Board Exam. 2020


Economics Important Questions for Board Exam 2020


Chemistry Important Question Bank for board exam 2020


Physics – Section I- Important Question Bank for Maharashtra Board HSC Examination


Physics – Section II – Science- Important Question Bank for Maharashtra Board HSC 2020 Examination


MUST REMEMBER THINGS on the day of Exam


Are you prepared? for English Grammar in Board Exam.


Paper Presentation In Board Exam


How to Score Good Marks in SSC Board Exams


Tips To Score More Than 90% Marks In 12th Board Exam


How to write English exams?


How to prepare for board exam when less time is left


How to memorise what you learn for board exam