Ghatotkacha Cave

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Ghatotkach Caves are situated 18 km to west of Ajantha, near Jinjala village India.[1] The caves include three Buddhist caves, one is chaitya and two viharas. The caves were excavated in the 6th century AD, and were influenced by Mahayana Buddhism.[1]

The caves have an inscription from the minister of the Vakataka dynasty. The inscription is about Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.[1]

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation advises that the caves are only for the adventurous traveller as access is difficult.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Ahir, D. C. (2003). Buddhist sites and shrines in India : history, art, and architecture (1. ed.). Delhi: Sri Satguru Publ. pp. 191–192. ISBN 8170307740. 
  2. ^ Vision Tourism 2020 - Aurangabad District Perspective Draft Plan (PDF). Aurangabad: Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. November 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2013.