Where history is written in rocks

  • | Sunday | 12th May, 2019

We need to appreciate that making a rock-cut cave was risky and labour-intensive. AdvertisingThere are approximately 1,500 rock-cut caves in India, of which 70-80 per cent are in Maharashtra because of the Sahyadri mountain range. AdvertisingDr Manjiri Bhalerao was a child of 10 when she went for a picnic with her family to the rock-cut caves of Ellora near her hometown, Aurangabad. The rock-cut caves, which we see in India, are associated with Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism and were made for the followers of these religions. How did the rock-cut caves, meant for temporary stay, transform into monasteries?

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