Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Visit to Ellora Caves

Hi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Greetings from India, Today I am very happy to write my first post from India after gap of 6 months. I am thankful to all of world wide collectors for sending me nice and wonderful UNESCO World heritage cards. I have received plenty cards. Thanks you all.
Today here I am posting some nice pictures of ELLORA CAVES, The World Heritage site. Which is situated near Aurangabad, about 100 km from my Native place.
Again my deepest gratitude to all my blog visitors and blogger friends. :)

Ellora (Marathi: वेरूळ) is an archaeological site, 30 km (19 mi) from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta (Kannada: ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಕೂಟ) rulers. Well-known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 "caves" – actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills – being Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock cut temples and monasteries, were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12), 17 Hindu (caves 13–29) and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves, built in proximity, demonstrate the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history.