Ajanta Caves
HOW PAINTINGS WERE DONE IN THE DARK CAVES?It is thought that the craftsmen who painted and sculpted in the Ajanta caves, were mostly Buddhist monks Perhaps many Hindu craftsmen of the lower castes had accepted the faith of the Buddha, the Craftsmen, in those days, were grouped together according to their profession,
they learnt their skill from father to son and son to son. Some of them were great masters, who invented new techniques new tools and new ways of handling paint and chisel, in every generation.
As the Buddhists began to scoop caves from the 1st century A.D. downwards, they evolved practical ways of working in the dark. The marshal, or stick torch, was smeared with vegetable oil and used for lighting dark corners. Also, large mirrors were used to reflect sunshine in to the interiors. And the walls were whitewashed smeared with lime plaster, before painting.
The word Maharashrta is derived form the Sanskrit Words Maha meaning Great and Rashrta meaing.Nation. It is the land of prosperity. Culture and Spirruality. It is the third largest state in India. Maharashtra has namerous exotic and breathaking Hill views and hill stations. Most of these hill stations .Were established as a retreat form the unbearablesummer heat, during the British Colonial rule. To name a few. It has khandala, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchagani, Malshej Ghat etc.
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Afghan Memorial
Ambadevi Temple
Ambarnath Akoli
Anwa Temple
Ayappa temple
Bahubali Hill Temples
Balaji Temple Nerul
Ballaleshwar Temple
Bibi ka Maqbara
Chakreshwar Temple
Chinchwad Ganesh Temple
Ganapati Tample
Dattatreya Temple
Kailash Temple
Mount Mary Church
Mumbadevi Temple
Nageshwar Tample
Osho Ashram
Sidhi Vinayak Tample
Shri Hazur Sahib