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Ancient Caves of Religious Tolerance


Understand how the ancient caves bear testimony to religious tolerance with a mix of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain art and sculptures. All the grandeur in the paintings and rock cut art could not hold out on how irrevocably Buddhism and Jainism waned in importance in India. 

 

The caves allure the visitor for how remote they are in interior Maharashtra, the wonderful art and paintings that from the 2nd century BC to 650 BC. These caves form the largest corpus of early Indian wall-paintings anywhere.

All the 29 caves in Ajanta are Buddhist which were built during BC 200 and 600 AD. Out of 34 caves in Ellora ,12 belongs to Buddhist, 17 to Hindu and rest 5 to Jains (6000 - 1000 AD) - Perfect example of religious tolerance practised those days.

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