Ajanta Caves – The treasure of Art and Creativity

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The Ajanta caves are densely populated with paintings and sculptures that depict heavy influence of Buddhist philosophy and his religious teachings. Countless incidents from the life of Gautam Buddha and the Jataka Tales are recreated on the walls of these caves. The caves form the largest corpus of early Indian wall-painting.
Ajanta caves welcome you with a huge image of the Buddha. The doorway to the cave is decorated with auspicious motifs and the cave has numerous sculptures and paintings of Bodhisattvas Padmapani and Vajrapani; carvings of princesses, lovers, maids and dancing girls; scenes depicting the Persian Embassy, Golden Geese, Pink Elephants and Bull Fights.
It is believed that several Buddhist monks spent a significant amount of time at the Ajanta caves during the monsoons as they were forbidden from travelling during that particular period of the year. This was the time when the monks put their creativity and time to use and painted the walls of the caves.
Ajanta caves situated at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India takes you to the astonishing tour of artfulness.