Bhaja Caves, near Lonavala, India
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Bhaja Caves, near Lonavala, India

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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.

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A: On the steps to the Bhaja Caves, near Lonavala, India

di Henk Keijzer, 200 metri di distanza

On the steps to the Bhaja Caves, near Lonavala, India

B: Visapur And Lohagad

di C B Arun Kumar, 1.6 km di distanza

The historic twin forts of Visapur and Lohagad in Pune District in Maharashtra. Seen in this panorama...

Visapur And Lohagad

C: Lohagad Fort near Lonavala, India

di Henk Keijzer, 2.4 km di distanza

Lohagad Fort near Lonavala, India

D: On the Ramparts of Lohagad Fort

di C B Arun Kumar, 2.5 km di distanza

Lohagad is a ancient hill fort located at an elevation of 3400ft in Pune District in Maharashtra, Ind...

On the Ramparts of Lohagad Fort

E: Lohagad Fort

di C B Arun Kumar, 2.5 km di distanza

Lohagad is a ancient hill fort located at an elevation of 3400ft in Pune District in Maharashtra, Ind...

Lohagad Fort

F: Karla Caves

di C B Arun Kumar, 6.1 km di distanza

Karla Caves are a unified collection of rock-cut caves dating back to 50 BCE, located in Pune distric...

Karla Caves

G: Entrance to Karla Caves

di C B Arun Kumar, 6.1 km di distanza

Karla Caves are Buddhist rock-cut caves in Pune district in Maharashtra in Western India. Dating back...

Entrance to Karla Caves

H: Bhushi Dam, Lonavala

di Jishnu Krishnan, 9.2 km di distanza

Bhushi Dam, Lonavala

I: street in mohol

di Bartuc Bettina, 10.9 km di distanza

street in mohol

J: Rajmachi point, Khandala

di Henk Keijzer, 12.7 km di distanza

Rajmachi point, Khandala

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