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Know Your Monument: The Ajanta Caves

In the sixth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the rock-cut Ajanta Caves. A chance discovery in 1819 led to the first exposure of the spectacular artistic vision contained in the Ajanta and Ellora Caves (we carried Ellora in the third edition). Built in two phases over more than 500 years, with collective patronage cutting across religions, the Ajanta Caves stand out as the finest example of the arts, architecture, and sculpture of ancient India.

Remains of the Day

After digitally restoring paintings at the Ajanta Caves for 27 years, artist-photographer Prasad Pawar presents his works in an exhibition for the first time

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Two centuries after British Army officer discovered Ajanta, descendant to visit caves

It is said Captain John Smith chanced upon the Cave 10, which is known to be the earliest chaityagriha, or prayer hall, in Ajanta, where he marked his discovery with a hunting knife, inscribing his name and date on a mural.

Ajanta to get a facelift — palkhis for elderly, film on Jataka tales

The project will study layout, design and engineering aspects, and collaborate with experts and restoration architects.

For art’s sake,he waited 18 yrs to restore Ajanta Caves paintings

Using fibre optic light,city artist prasad Pawar has so far digitally restored around 14,000 square inches of works

Young Storytellers’ Guild

At cave no. 9,Ajanta Caves,Akhtar Pervez is perched on a stone,watching tourists walking in.

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Prelude to Ajanta

The Ajanta Visitor and Exhibition Centre will give visitors a glimpse of the splendour of the caves

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