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Wonders of Ajanta
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The Buddha in pralambha padasana in the sanctum sanctorum, Cave 17, a monastery. He is seated on a simhasana, or throne. There are fly-whisk bearers and warriors on either side of him.

The Ajanta paintings are the earliest surviving murals of India, religious or secular, barring primitive rock paintings. They belong to a truly indigenous religious art tradition. Text by T.S. SUBRAMANIAN & Photographs by D. KRISHNAN

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