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Friday, March 9, 2007

INDIA : Aurangabad Caves

In the 6th an 7th century, Aurangabad Caves are found on two separate areas, Caves No. 1 to 5 are belonging to western group & caves no. 6 to 10 are eastern group, they are separated only 1 km. All the Aurangabad caves are cut into soften rock.

Caves work and images are impacted by Tantric Hinduism.

The oldest cave is cave No. 4 belonging to the Western Group.

Rest of the 4 western caves are belonging to viharas. All are of Buddhist lamasery lying of an open court.

Cave No. 3, mattering to the western group. It is supported by 12 finely carved columns.

Cave No. 6 is dedicated to the sculptures of women for their strange hairstyles and ornamentals. This cave belongs to the eastern group.

The most interesting cave is No. 7 known as Aurangabad caves. This cave belonging to vivid impressions of women figures covered with clad jewells.
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