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Kailash temple (Ellora) carved directly into the petrified remnants of an ancient lava flow

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The Bhaja Caves of Maharashtra, India. Bhaja contains about 29 rock-cut caves, which date back to the 2nd century BCE, and is described by the Archaeological Survey of India to be “one of the important Buddhist centres of Hinayana faith in Maharashtra."

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Ellora Caves, 29 km North-West of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India; built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty between 5th and 10th century are now a World Heritage Site. It represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture.The 34 "caves" are actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of Charanandri hills. The 12 Buddhist (#s 1–12); 17 Hindu (#s13–29); 5 Jain (#s 30–34) caves, built in proximity, demonstrate the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history.

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Rock Cut Carvings And A Carved Staircase At The Entrance Of The Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram, India

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