Shelarwadi Caves

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Shelarwadi Caves has 6 Buddhist Caves at Shelarwadi situated 24 km north-west of Pune near town of Dehu Road, India. The caves are carved in first century B.C., are very simple. The Chaitya has since converted into Shiva Temple.[1] These caves are ancient than Ajanta Caves.[2]

There are two inscriptions on the caves; one describes about donation made by lay Buddhist and other describes donation by nun, daughter of Sangha and her disciple.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ahir, D. C. (2003). Buddhist sites and shrines in India : history, art, and architecture (1. ed.). Delhi: Sri Satguru Publ. p. 201. ISBN 8170307740. 
  2. ^ Spink, Walter M. (2005). Ajanta - history and development / the end of the golden age ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). Leiden: Brill. p. 67. ISBN 9004148329.