Cave paintings are the prized possessions Indian culture boasts of. These paintings date back to the prehistoric era when the Aryans inhabited caves. Thus, its significance is hard to ignore.
Some of the finest examples of these paintings are murals found on the walls of Ellora, Ajanta, Bagh, etc. These paintings emphasize the richness of naturalism that our ancestors inculcated in their everyday life.
For example, the Ajanta paintings have calligraphic lines, which have transcended to our current religious practices, symbolizing auspiciousness.
The rock paintings of Ellora caves were made in two different series and had been painted centuries apart. The first set is all about Hindu gods and goddesses, while the other depicts Apsaras, Shaivite holy men, etc.
These paintings are a part and partial of everyday life, tradition, and belief in Hindu religion. The paintings are substantial to our existence, culture & inheritance.