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Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found three caves in Buddhist Caves Complex in Nasik, Maharashtra. Highlights Newly discovered caves are being discovered about two centuries after the British military officer documented Tri-Rashmi Buddhist caves, which is also called as Pandav Leni, on a hill in Nashik. Antiquity of caves is yet to be established. ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Category: Art & Culture Current Affairs
Belum Caves festival is expected to be held in December. It will be the first tourism festival to be held in the district after a gap of five years. The name ‘Kandanavolu Sambaralu’ has been proposed for the festival, ‘Kandanavolu’ being the original name of Kurnool. This is the largest cave system in the Indian ..
The major part of the famous Mahastupa of the 2,000-year-old Buddhist heritage site of Thotlakonda has recently damaged due to heavy rains in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The dome of the Mahastupa is belonged to Heena Yana stream of Buddhism. The site is a prominent tourist spot with remnants of stupas, chaitya grihas and viharas atop ..
Topics: Andhra Pradesh • Architecture • Architecture of India • Buddhist architecture • Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India • Buddhist temples • Chaitya • Indian rock-cut architecture • States and union territories of India • Stupa • Thotlakonda • Visakhapatnam
Archaeologists in Telangana have recently unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet. It is considered to be the biggest stucco sculpture found in the excavations in the country till date. The sculpture is about 1.73 metres in height and 35 cm in width. According to officials of department ..
Topics: Architecture • Buddhism • Buddhist architecture • Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India • Chaitya • Indian rock-cut architecture • Phanigiri • Satavahana Dynasty • Sculpture • Telangana • Vihara • Visual arts
Currently, Maharashtra has total five Unesco World Heritage Sites and this number is highest among all states and UTs in India. The sites include Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings of South Mumbai. The last one was included on 30 June, 2018.
Topics: Ajanta Caves • Buddhist caves in India • Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India • Chalukya dynasty • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus • Elephanta Caves • Ellora Caves • India • Indian rock-cut architecture • Mumbai • South Mumbai • States and union territories of India