Monday, July 29, 2013

Cave No. 20, Ajanta

Cave No. 20 at Ajanta is monastery with a small portico in front of verandah, and verandah flanked by cell at each end. It is found to be carved out of the hillock in 5th century  A.D. 


A unique feature in the plan of this cave is that antechamber advancing into the hall. The doorway is elegant and in good taste and as pleasing specimens of doorway decoration.




Buddha is seated in preaching position inside the the sanctum.



The sculpture of seven Buddha’s accompanied by attendants is another important sculptural panel in this cave.



39 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty, The Buddha is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

Carol L McKenna said...

Always fascinating photography here ~ Wonderful! Sacred places ~ thanks ^_^

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing this treasure!

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Rakesh Vanamali said...

Absolutely marvelous!

Team G Square said...

Beautiful ..

Jeevan said...

Well composed the images on cave. The way it was illuminated exhibit the marvel!

Sridharan said...

I have been to Ellora .. Must visit Ajantha some day.. till then will enjoy your pics..

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures.

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MastHoliday said...

Wow, a part archaeological wonders.

beyondwandering.com said...

Interesting photos of such a amazing place!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice pictures

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful visit to your world, Rajesh, as always! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!!

Beppan said...

So interesting! Very special with those caves!

Gary said...

Beautifully executed!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Al said...

What an unusual thing, to carve a temple out of a hill. Nice shots!

Anunoy Samanta said...

Amazing photologue my friend :-)

Penelope Puddlisms said...

This place of sanctuary looks incredibly stable burrowed in the stone, especially with the preaching image of the Buddha inside.

Birgitta said...

Mystic and interesting! Great photos!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, thanks for India discover me every day!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Reminds me of Badami!

Irene said...

Great shots .... wonderful India!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Rajesh I'm always in awe of the age and mystery of your country, so beautifully shown through your lens.

Lowell said...

This is quite incredible to think it was carved in a cave. Love the doorway!

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm fascinated by, and have some fear of, caves
ROG, ABC Wednesday

Mar said...

Fascinating as always!!

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Carver said...

You take such good shots of interesting places.

Reader Wil said...

It must be nice and cool in this beautiful building! Thank you, Rajesh!

Huldra said...

Mysterious and beautiful :)

photowannabe said...

Amazing carving of the cave. I just don't know how that can be done in such detail.

Saru Singhal said...

WOW! I would love to go there. It's been on my list since I read about it in History textbooks.

Linda Kittmer said...

Beautiful!

Betty Luckhurst said...

Quite fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the beautiful craftsmanship.

Marie said...

Amazing place! Such a beautifully crafted and precious site...I love that you shared it with us!

Nanka said...

Grand and very impressive!!


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Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

I always want to visit the caves of Ajanta. I have seen a lot of photos of the cave interiors but they were mostly blurry. I can guess it's because its dark inside. But you did well in your interior shots - they're sharp and beautiful

Yogi Saraswat said...

Always fascinating photography here Wonderful amazing pics ! Sacred places ~ thanks for share these nice photos

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Lovely Buddha...wonderful place!

Kalpanaa Misra said...

I love the way that image of the Buddha pops out at you. Great photo