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The Mandirs Of   Maharastra
The Mandirs of Maharastra - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kolhapur Pandharpur
Tuljapur Phede
Jejuri Morgaon
Alandi Bhimashankar
Parli Elapura
Shirdi Triyambak
Avantika-Ujjain Prologue
Epilogue Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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This priceless gift: the sweetest poem in black stone. and the first word in the world of art and architecture, the Buddhist monks left to mankind as for back as in 200 B.C. lies in this great Maharashtra state. A mere remembrance of Ajanta flashes across the mental screen a series of cave wall paintings. renowned for elegant execution, aesthetic appeal and superb crafts-manship that has been hypnotizing the connoisseurs and laymen since its coming to light in the first quarter of 19th century, though the caves date back from 2nd century B.C. to 6th century. A.D. The unity of their concept, combination of colours and sense of continuity are beyond the powers of description, and they take the viewers by sprise.

There are 30 caves in total, and are adorned with unique paintings and superb sculpture. The wall panels unfold the life and teaching of Bhagawan Buddha, as exemplified by the young prince surrounded by comely young women, amidst enchanting eye - filling settings. Embodying a wide variety of relics, like chaityas, viharas, assembly halls, they recreate vividly the spirit of the time, and grandeur of life led by royalty, and commonalty as well. The cave Nos.l6 and 17 exhibit a masterly continuity of narration through exquisite panels, running from top to bottom and side to side. They mirror the superb artistry of the Buddhist monks. The legends depicted drive home eternal truths, besides feasting the eyes by magnificence of colour and beauty.


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