logging in or signing up AJANTA caves secrets_prince Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 3196 Category: Travel/ Places.. License: All Rights Reserved Like it (4) Dislike it (1) Added: February 09, 2009 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 2 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... By: priyankachavan75 (2 week(s) ago) i wants to down load Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: hulkut (30 month(s) ago) he it's awesome i wanna download it Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: RAJENDRAPRASADMEENA (38 month(s) ago) i wants to down load Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript AJANTA : AJANTA CAVES Welcome to India Slide 2: AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognised by UNESCO located just 40kms from Jalgaon city of Maharashtra, India. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique. Slide 3: Conjures before one's vision, a dream of beauty- of caves, hidden in the midst of a lonely glen with a streamlet flowing down below, caves that were scooped out into the heart of the rock so that the pious Buddhist monk, out on mission to spread the tenets of Buddhism could dwell and pray, caves that the followers of Lord Buddha, embellished with architectural details with a skilful command of the hammer over the chisel, with sculpture of highest craftsmanship and above all, with the paintings of infinite charm. Slide 4: At Ajanta, the paintings on the walls, illustrate the events in the life of prince Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and in the more popular Jatakas stories pertaining to Buddha's previous incarnation. According to the older conceptions, the Buddha wrought many deeds of kindness and mercy in a long series of transmigration as a Bodhisattva, before achieving his final birth as the sage of sakyas. Slide 5: Incidentally they contain the scenes of semi-mythological history, the royal court and popular life of the ancient times, as told in romances and plays. Some pictures recall the Greek and Roman compositions and proportions, few late resemble to Chinese manners to some extent. But majority belongs to a phase, which is purely Indian, as they are found nowhere else. These monuments were constructed during two different periods of time separated by a long interval of four centuries. The older ones were the product of last to centuries before Christ and belong to Hinayana period of Buddhism in later part of 2nd century AD when Buddhism was divided into two sections, after the conduct of the fourth general council under another great king, Kanishka. Slide 6: Aganta caves Lake Slide 7: aerial-view-of-ajanta-caves Slide 8: Ajanta caves – Front Side View Slide 9: Ajanta —Painting Slide 10: Ajanta - view Slide 11: Ajanta — Buddha Slide 12: Ajanta — Painting Slide 13: Ajanta — view Slide 14: Ellora — Cave Slide 15: Ellora — Painting Slide 16: Kailash-front-view Slide 17: Kailash-back-view Slide 18: side-view-of-caves-1-10 Slide 19: About this presentation send comments firstname.lastname@example.org You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.