0 Likes

Bhaja Caves, near Lonavala, India
India

Bhaja is one of the important Buddist centers of Hinayana fait in Maharastra. The group consists of 22 excavations and is located on a hill near Bhaja village, Maval Taluka in district Pune.

All the caves are belonging to the Hinayana phase and are dated from the 2nd century BC to the 2nd century AD. They are excavated on a scrap of the hill at a height of 120 meter above the surrounding plains.
The most prominent among the excavations is the Chaityagriha. It consists of a large apsidal hall measuring 17 meters by 8 meters. The hall is divides into a central nave and side aisles divided by 27 pillars. The ceiling of the nave is vaulted and original wooden beams are fixed inside. A stupa is placed at the back for worship.

View More »

Copyright: Henk keijzer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Uploaded: 23/01/2011
Updated: 14/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: bhaja caves; lonavala
comments powered by Disqus

Henk Keijzer
On the steps to the Bhaja Caves, near Lonavala, India
C B Arun Kumar
Visapur And Lohagad
Henk Keijzer
Lohagad Fort near Lonavala, India
C B Arun Kumar
On the Ramparts of Lohagad Fort
C B Arun Kumar
Lohagad Fort
C B Arun Kumar
Karla Caves
C B Arun Kumar
Entrance to Karla Caves
Jishnu Krishnan
Bhushi Dam, Lonavala
Bartuc Bettina
street in mohol
Henk Keijzer
Rajmachi point, Khandala
Raghavendra Kopalle
Equestrian by School Children at Pune by 36ty Solutions
Shadab Shaikh
Temghar Dam
Jacques TABERLET alias Fouderg
Chigéou
Bill Heller
Sunset Through Knapp's Arch
Janne
Frosty winter forest
Grzegorz Rogala
Kościół pw. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
Kostas Papamanos
SV4LD's Old Electronics Workshop
Aram Pan
Meteora
Milos Novakovic
Santorini Island - Magic Oia Sunset
Kamil Kurowski
Carpenter at work
Quick 360
Opening Ceremony - Youth Olympic Games - Innsbruck 2012
Vlastislav Tauterman
View to Brno from the highest building
Gary Davies
HMS Alliance, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, engine room
Adi Mera
Bucharest Union Square - Aerial 360°
Henk Keijzer
2014-09-06 Kapel Mariëngaerde Warmond
Henk Keijzer
MGR Ramachandran Memorial, Chennai
Henk Keijzer
De Vroenhof, Warmond - Vijvertuin
Henk Keijzer
2014-06-22 Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada
Henk Keijzer
Tussen Koe en Kunst 2010 - Afsluiting met het Joppekoor
Henk Keijzer
Sinhagad Fort
Henk Keijzer
The crews of the Vriendentrouw and the KL16 preparing dinner during the Gouden Gaffel Races 2006, Warmond
Henk Keijzer
Main altar of the Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow
Henk Keijzer
Atelier van Eppo van Bolhuis
Henk Keijzer
The WO II monument in the city center of Plock, Poland
Henk Keijzer
Bhaja Caves, near Lonavala, India
Henk Keijzer
Summer Palace Beijing, Entry to the long corridor
More About Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.