Buddhist Caves - Ellora - Part 1

Did u know Ajanta & Ellora caves were rediscovered by accident. History has it that they were built centuries ago, but were later abandoned and soon forgotten. It was in 1819, that a British Hunting party sighted these caves purely by accident and the excavations have been going on since then.....

Ellora caves are widely spread out and need a minimum of one good day to traverse through. Unlike Ajanta Caves which are all Buddhist, Ellora caves have Hindu, Jain and Buddhist figures engraved in them......

There are 34 caves in all at Ellora, out of which the first 12 are the Buddhist caves.....



 Linking this to AtoZ Challenge - B is for Budhhist Caves @ Ellora

25 comments:

  1. I first came to know about Ellora from a tamil song and later I visited this place. Truly a brilliant one!! I wish I live near places like these to visit them daily!!

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  2. Beautiful and intricate carvings I can see! I really want to visit these Buddhist caves now!

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  3. I have been to the Ajanta and Ellora caves and they are magnificent. Wonderful captures Meena :)

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  4. I have always wanted to visit these caves...One day I will :)

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  5. One day I'll also visit these caves. :) From the pics, and what I once upon a time researched for a project, they feel very interesting :)

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  6. One day Meenammo,.. one day.

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  7. Meena, these are some good shots of the magnificent caves! I was speechless after I saw the Kailasha cave-temple at Ellora. Absolutely amazing!

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  8. another beautiful journey into the caves

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  9. What a clever idea.. continuing the Ajanta motif and making it Buddhist. Nice one!!

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  10. Beautiful! I went there 5 years ago. I really found them amazing.....I am delighted to have recollected those memories through your post.

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  11. But for that accident, this would've remained hidden !! Thanks for the pics :)
    zaroor, ek din !!

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  12. Not yet been there, but it's on my list:-) Really gorgeous pictures- that make me wanna go and see it for myself even more. Great post:-)

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  13. Had been there once when I was 14 and I dont remember anything much! Maybe will visit again someday :)

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  14. I have visited them as a child and now once I reach Pune will visit them again!!

    Richa

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  15. What an amazing find! Very cool that all of this magnificent ancient art is hidden in caves. ♥

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  16. Caves... not just caves Beautiful Buddhist Caves :)

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  17. These are beautiful! Makes me want to travel so bad.

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  18. Gorgeous photos. Great idea for a blog post!

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  19. I have visited this place and its really worth seeing ! that was around 25 years ago, now I want to go back again with my daughter, she loves historic sites, and hope to re connect with my cousins, beautiful pics ,loved it !

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  20. Now you are tempting me to make a visit! Great pictures, Meena (and Pravin).

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  21. Abandoned and forgotten!! OMG!! Thank God for that British Hunting party!!

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  22. That was an interesting fact about the discovery of the caves.. great pictures too.. :)

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  23. Simply beautiful the pics are! :)
    And thank you for the interesting tidbits as well :)

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