Published on: December 17, 2022

Kanheri Caves

Kanheri Caves

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About Kanheri Caves

  • They are a group of caves and rock-cut monuments cut into a massive basalt
  • Location : Forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  • They contain Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions, dating from the 1st century CE to the 10th century CE
  • Rock-cut channels above the caves fed rainwater into cisterns,
  • Avalokiteshwara is the most distinctive figure.
  • Connected with many trade centers :Ports of Sopara, Kalyan, Nasik, Paithan and Ujjain.
  • It was a University center under Maurayan and Kushan empires
  • Inscriptions : Marriage of Satavahana ruler Vashishtiputra Satakarni with the daughter of Rudradaman
  • Cave 17 at Nasik Caves is contemporary with the Great Chaitya at Karla,
  • Cave number 34 : Unfinished paintings of Buddha on the ceiling of the cave
  • Cave No.3 : Great Chaitya
  • Cave No.11: Darbar Cave , is a cave bearing the name of the Maharaja or Darbar Cave, which is the largest of the class in the group,