How many caves are there in India?

How many caves are there in India?

Ajanta and Ellora, Maharashtra The Ajanta Ellora caves in northern Maharashtra are undoubtedly India's most spectacular rock-cut caves. There are 34 caves at Ellora, dating from the 6th to 11th centuries AD, and 29 caves at Ajanta dating from the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD.

How many Buddhist caves are there in India?

1200 cave temples

Which is oldest cave of India?

Barabar caves

What is Ajanta caves famous for?

A set of 29 caves, Ajanta is among the finest examples of some of the earliest Buddhist architecture, cave paintings and sculptures. These caves comprise Chaitya halls or shrines, dedicated to Lord Buddha and Viharas or monasteries, used by Buddhist monks for meditation and the study of Buddhist teachings.

Who destroyed Ellora caves?

King Aurangzeb

Who destroyed Ajanta caves?


Who made Ajanta caves?

Later caves reflect the artistic influence of the Gupta period, but there are differing opinions on which century in which the early caves were built. According to Walter Spink, they were made during the period 100 BCE to 100 CE, probably under the patronage of the Hindu Satavahana dynasty (230 BCE – c.

Who made Elephanta caves?

The dating to a mid 6th century completion and it being a predominantly Shiva monument built by a Hindu Kalachuri king is based on numismatic evidence, inscriptions, construction style and better dating of other Deccan cave temples including the Ajanta Caves, and the more firm dating of Dandin's Dasakumaracarita.

Who created Ajanta caves?


Who built Kailash temple?

King Krishna I

Which is oldest Hindu temple in the world?

Mundeshwari Temple

Is Lord Shiva in Kailash?

Mount Kailash, a high peak in Kailash Range, is considered as sacred in Hinduism as it is the abode of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva resided at Mount Kailash along with his consort Goddess Parvati and their children, Lord Ganesh and Lord Kartikeya. Mount Kailash is located in Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Which is the largest cave temple in India?

Ellora Cave temples

Which is the longest cave in the world?

Mammoth Cave

Which is the first stone structure built in India?

Barabar caves

Who is the father of Indian architecture?


Which is the oldest structure in India?

Sanchi Stupa

What is the oldest structure?

By age
BuildingCountryFirst Built
Pyramid of DjoserEgypt2667–2648 BC
HarappaPakistan2600 BC
Mohenjo DaroPakistan2600 BC
DholaviraIndia2650 BC–2100 BC

Which is the oldest jyotirlinga?

Somnath is traditionally considered the first pilgrimage site: the Dwadash Jyotirlinga pilgrimage begins with the Somnath Temple. The temple, that was destroyed and re-built sixteen times, is held in reverence throughout India and is rich in legend, tradition, and history.