reclining buddha - cave 26 - ajanta caves - ancient buddhist temples (india)

Reclining Buddha - Cave 26 - Ajanta Caves (India)

This reclining Buddha represents his moment of death.­ Below him, his followers mourn his passing.­

Photo stitching done with Autostitch.

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Maharashtra, India

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­

Ajanta Caves (India) are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the second century BC.­

The caves contain paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both "Buddhist religious art" and "universal pictorial art".­

Personally I was more impressed by the nearby Ellora Caves.

For more information about the Ajanta Caves, read this Wikipedia Article.