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Vistas of Buddhist Sites in Maharashtra

Written By: Manoj Menon

Situated on the country's western coast, Maharashtra is a state filled with Buddhist relics. You can travel through the state and admire the Buddhist carvings and architecture here. Although many of them are in ruins one is still left to wonder as to how such mega structures were built and how long did the construction take.

The intricate carvings on the life of Buddha is common on most of the architectures. Some also contains the carvings of the rulers under whose reign the structures were built. Still serving as a religious place for Buddhists, these relics are in a sorry state and are under the care of nature. So let's set out to explore these ancient relics built by our ancestors that still live on with us here.

Ajanta Caves
  

Ajanta Caves

Scenic view of the caves.

Photo Courtesy: Soman

 

Aurangabad Caves
  

Aurangabad Caves

A sculpture of Lord Buddha.

Photo Courtesy: Shkdadapeer

 

Bedse Caves
  

Bedse Caves

A ruined sculpture at Bedse.

Photo Courtesy: Sdm 9999

 

Bhaja Caves
  

Bhaja Caves

View of the prayer hall.

Photo Courtesy: Amitmahadik100

 

Deekshabhoomi
  

Deekshabhoomi

The Stupa at Deekshabhoomi.

Photo Courtesy: Koshy Koshy

 

Ellora Caves
  

Ellora Caves

Admire the beauty of the various sculptures.

Photo Courtesy: Nandanupadhyay

 

Jogeshwari Caves
  

Jogeshwari Caves

The rock cut pillars holding up the cave.

Photo Courtesy: Himanshu Sarpotdar

 

Kanheri Caves
  

Kanheri Caves

A sculpture of Lord Buddha at the cave.

Photo Courtesy: Aryanitin

 

Karla Caves
  

Karla Caves

Moss growing on the Karla Cave walls.

Photo Courtesy: Pradeep717

 

Mahakali Caves
  

Mahakali Caves

Entrance to the cave.

Photo Courtesy: Sainath Parkar

 

Pandavleni Caves
  

Pandavleni Caves

Picturesque view of the cave.

Photo Courtesy: Rashmi.parab

 

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