The 12 aesthetically stunning rock-cut Buddhist caverns at Aurangabad Caves, located close to Aurangabad in the Maharashtra state's Sihaychal Mountains, date from the sixth and seventh centuries. Each of the caverns contains several outstanding Tantric Buddhist deities that have been carved and sculptured. The caverns, which are around 9 kilometers from the city, provide a breathtaking perspective of the surroundings and are a pleasant place to visit. Do make time on your journey to Aurangabad to visit this historical place.
As the Aurangabad Caves lack inscriptions, unlike other caves, there are few historical records of them. Their beginnings may be found in the sixth and seventh centuries, according to historians. The oldest mention of this location may be found in Kanheri Caves, a collection of caverns carved out of rock in Maharashtra. One of the rare caves in India where you can witness sculptures of Ganesha and Durga from the first millennium AD is this one.
The soft basalt rocks that make up the Aurangabad Caves are used to chisel out constructions. These contain Buddhist temples and dwellings known as viharas which are examples of early Buddhist architecture.
The site comprises a total of 12 caverns, which have been numbered and categorized into three groups. The first group, known as the Western Group, is made up of Caves 1 through 5, while the second group is made up of Caves 6 through 9. (Eastern Group). The third group includes the final three caverns, Caves 10, 11, and 12. (Northern Group).
The largest of the three caves, Cave 3 has a spacious veranda that is supported by four pillars, and a shrine that is situated in the centre of the main chamber. The largest veranda in the entire cluster, Cave 7, which is the most developed cave overall, contains two cells and two pilasters on each side. Avalokitesvara, Nandikesvara, Varaha, Ganesha, Manjusri, and other Buddhist deities are also etched onto the edifice.
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Aurangabad Caves Phone
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This site has 12 caves.
They were carved between the 6th & 8th Centuries.