Ellora Caves Monastery Sahyadri Hills. Buddhist Temple at Ellora. Tour packages and Travel Guide.

Located in the Sahyadri Hills, the Ellora caves, representing the spirit of tolerance, were carved from volcanic rocks by the Rashtrakuta Dynasty. The Ellora caves are a complex of 34 caves which are majorly dedicated to Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. The Buddhist group of caves (1-13) located in the south are identified as the oldest, dating back to the 5th century. The most famous monasteries among this group are Cave 10- “Visvakarma”, a prayer hall with the divine image of Buddha set on the stupa and Cave 12-”Tintala”, a mon astery-cum-chapel is a three-storeyed building designed with painstaking skill out of rock. Caves 14-29 are the Brahmanical pantheon located at the northern end and caves 30-34 are dedicated to Jainism located in the between the other two groups.  Among these two groups the most famous ones are Cave 16-”Kailasa”, Cave 15- “Dashavatar” and Cave 32-”Indra Sabha”.

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