Ghatotkacha Cave

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Ghatotkacha Cave
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Ghatotkacha Cave
Coordinates20°33′09″N 75°35′06″E / 20.552620°N 75.584977°E / 20.552620; 75.584977Coordinates: 20°33′09″N 75°35′06″E / 20.552620°N 75.584977°E / 20.552620; 75.584977
Governing bodyArcheological Survey of India
Ghatotkacha Cave is located in India
Ghatotkacha Cave
Location of Ghatotkacha Cave in India

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

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

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

The Ghatotkacha Caves and their environment.

References[edit]

  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.