posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 04:11 AM
As I didn't find anything on this subject here I decided to write a brief thread.
An excavation frenzy of Buddhist monks begun in around 250 BCE all across the Deccan Plateau in India. Bhaje is considered to be one of the oldest
cave complexes, the origin of the new building skill. And what a beautiful place it is.
The rock cut temples around Deccan were in active use for almost a millennia. This complex has a total of 18 caves all facing west. The main temple or
cave has arched and ribbed roof of teak wood girders that have survived for over 2000 years in almost perfect condition.
The area has 14 stupas of which 9 are outside and 5 inside the rock excavations.
There are lots of engravings throughout the whole facade.
The view from inside.
I will link a very good article with detailed 'analysis' of the place for those who seek more of information that I did provide here. I suggest you
look at the engravings which I found very interesting. Some similarities and themes can be found elsewhere on the globe too... But that subject is
maybe for later. Take a dive in the article. It was a nice journey.