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Ajanta

(əjŭn`tə), village, Maharashtra state, W central India, in the Ajanta Hills. The famous Ajanta caves, discovered in 1819, contain remarkable examples of Buddhist art. The caves, carved out of the side of a steep ravine, consist of chapels and monasteries dating from c.200 B.C.–A.D. 650 with magnificent frescoes and sculpture depicting scenes from the life of Buddha.
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Indeed, such has always been the celebrity of these 5th-century masterworks that most scholars, and almost all modern accounts of the Ajanta caves, have more or less ignored the earlier ist-2nd century BCE caves and their picture cycles.
The city of Aurangabad is the gateway to the Ajanta Caves as well as the equally spectacular Ellora Caves.
The paintings in these caves can be compared to the Ajanta caves
The title "Ajanta" refers to the 29 Ajanta caves in India, which hold vast murals created by "painter-monks" representing stories from the life of Buddha (Rukeyser 1996, 153).
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Tenders are invited for Srs (P) To Construction To Structure For Sanitization Of Visitors, Baggage Scanning And Cloak Room Facility At Ajanta Caves, Dist.
The property is a stone throw away from the airport and about 40km from the Ellora Caves; (the Ajanta Caves are about 104km from Aurangabad but can be done in a day).
The service will then be rolled out to the Ajanta caves, 100km away.
Mahanor told the media that the MSEDCL personnel broke open his house in Palasakheda village near the Ajanta caves and disconnected the power supply while he was away at a literary meet.
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Discovered by British soldiers in 1819, the Ajanta caves are located in a horseshoe-shaped gorge of the Waghora River in Western India.
Limited Tenders are invited for Annual maintenance of Conventional lighting system at Ajanta Caves