AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognised by UNESCO located in Maharashtra, India. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas.
Incidentally they contain the scenes of semi-mythological history, the royal court and popular life of the ancient times, as told in romances and plays. The Ajanta caves gracefully convey the aspects of nobility, grace and serenity reminiscent of Buddha himself and his teachings.
Post-Fardapur,Jalgaon-Pune State Highway, Tal-Saygaon, Aurangabad, MAHARASHTRA , Phone 02438-244280
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