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Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India - Ancient Buddhist monastery
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In 1983, the Ajanta Caves were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Ajanta Caves are a Buddhist monastery complex consisting of 29 caves (as officially numbered by the Archaeological Survey of India), located in a wooded and rugged horseshoe-shaped ravine about 3.5 km from the village of Ajintha, which is situated in the Aurangābād district of Maharashtra State in India...
During this period, Buddhism pursued the Hīnayāna doctrine, which initially prohibited the worship of anthropomorphic images of Buddha. Caves 9 and 10, the Chaitya-grahas (homes of the Sacred, monument halls) do not have anthropomorphic images of Buddha, though on the façade of Cave No. 9 such images were subsequently added. Around the first century B.C.E. Hinayana allowed the making of Buddha's personal images. The shift from non-image to image characterizes other caves of this early phase, known as the Hinayana-Satavahana phase.