Sunday, November 10, 2019

Karla Caves

India hosts nearly immense wealth of ancient rock-cut architecture for diverse tastes. But many eyewitnesses agree that the most impressive chaitya – Buddhist prayer...

Gavi Gangadhareshwara

As if making monolithic rock-cut temples is not complex enough, ancient Indian architects and stone cutters outclassed themselves when making the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple...

Lonad Caves

Near Janwal village there is located a group of several rock-cut Buddhist temples, made around the 5th century AD - Lonad Caves. Chaitya Most interesting structure...

Elephanta Caves

The center of one of the largest cities in the world – Mumbai – is just 10 kilometers away from the small, forested Elephanta...

Tabo Caves

Many centuries ago the cliffs above the ancient Tabo monastery have been hollowed out by several caves - Tabo Caves. These artificial cavities served...

Panhale Kaji (Panhale Kazi)

Nobody is able to grasp the immense universe of Indian cultural heritage. This was proven again in 1970 when Panhale Kaji (often called Panhale...

Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple

The last great cave temples of India are Ellora Caves – group of 34 monasteries and temples made at the ancient trade route between...

Tulja Lena, Junnar

There are more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples in area around Junnar. Four main groups of these temples are Tuljalena Caves to the west,...

Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist temples

Unique feature of Indian cultural heritage is rock-cut chambers - cave temples and monasteries. In total, we know more than 1,500 such temples spread...

Shivneri Caves, Junnar

Area around Junnar contains more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples. Main four groups of these temples are Shivneri Caves to the south-west, Manmod Caves...