One of the first world UNESCO sites, discovered in India, the magnificent Ajanta and Ellora caves are a sight for sore eyes. Dating as old as the 2nd century BC, these caves were carved out of a horseshoe-shaped cliff. Initially used by the ancient Buddhist monks as a prayer hall, these caves have an intriguing history.
With no notice, the caves one day fell into obliviousness, and years after they were once again discovered by the British in 1819.
Today, these caves feature Buddhist art which depicts the stroke of genius which the artist of the age-old yesteryear embodied. Reflecting both Theravada and Mahanaya features, the caves are characterized by a throne, footprints, colourful murals and statues of several Bodhisattvas, placed strategically.
Eluding an aesthetic aura and ancient appeal, this Indian heritage never fails to mesmerise. Undeniably, India Imprints stands in wonder revelling at its beauty and austerity.
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