Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cave No. 34, Kanheri

In Mumbai, there are more than 100 caves at Kanheri of which many of them have beautiful carvings. One of the interesting cave among them is Cave No. 34. This cave dates between to 5th – 6th centuries A.D.



This cave has a open courtyard in the front with pillars that are carved a little. 



This is the only cave where remains of paintings are found on the ceiling. 



Here Buddha is shown in Bhumi-Sparsha-Mudra. This is only seen in paintings here but not as carvings. 

23 comments:

krishna said...

Nice photos.. I was in mumbai for 4 years.. but unfortunately i've never been in Sanjay gandhi national park..

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots!

Sherlyn Lobo said...

It's a really nice place. I've been there

George said...

This looks like a fascinating site. I'm glad it has been preserved.

Lowell said...

This is most interesting. I love the cave painting - and it does look old!

Mama Zen said...

Amazing! That's certainly not what I think of when I hear the word "cave."

janiceadcock said...

His red robe.

Photo Cache said...

the mural is outstanding.

Worth a Thousand Words

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing place, Rajesh, and terrific captures for the day!! Thanks, as always, for sharing with us!! Have a great weekend!!

Joyful said...

On a hot day I'd love to be in that cave enjoying the pictographs.

Leovi Leovi said...

Very interesting this temple built on the rock!

ladyfi said...

What an amazing place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing to know that these drawings were made around the year 600 or 700 or so....

Tom said...

We have old things, you have ancient things. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Jeevan said...

Amazingly carved cave!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful and fascinating Cave shots!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I am always appreciative of being able to see some of your cultural heritage by way of your images. Thank you!

Jim said...

Really is amazing

Irene Waters said...

What an interesting place. Thanks for sharing.

namaki said...

Thanks for sharing ... It's like taking a tour in your country !

purba chakraborty said...

Very interesting pictures.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Never visited but surely I want to go there . Nice clicks with description .

Abhijit Ray said...

Beautiful shot and wonderful architecture.