Thursday, 23 September 2010

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Ellora Cave Temples

Ellora Cave Temple Situated about 200 km northeast of Bombay in the Deccan plateau which divide north from south India is the famous cave temples of Ellora. The cave temples of Ellora were excavated from the hard rock and represent the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Carved through the 350 AD to 700 AD period, these finest examples of cave - temple architecture houses detailed facades and specially carved interiors.

The Ellora Caves Temple opening to the west is regularly linked to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. Out of total 34 caves, 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, the 17 in the centre devoted to Hinduism, and the 5 caves to the north are devoted to Jainism. Starting from south to north there are regarding 34 caves here, which corresponds more or less (Cave 21 with some major exceptions) to the arrange in which they were constructed. The caves 1 to 12 in southernmost way, are devoted to Buddhism and were built in & around 7th & 8th centuries AD. The center caves 13 to 29 are devoted to Hindu deities, which date back from 7th century to 9th century AD. The higher caves are connected to Jainism (9th century). Aurangabad at a distance of 30 kms is the nearby city from these cave temples. These unparalleled cave tempes are outstanding for their priceless gift to the huge wealth of Indian heritag.


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