Maths in Our Daily Life Essay

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The Ajanta Caves (Ajiṇṭhā leni; Marathi[->0]: अजिंठा लेणी) in Aurangabad[->1] district of Maharashtra[->2], India[->3] are 30 rock-cut[->4] cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE[->5] to the 600 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka[->6] tales)[1] as well as frescos[->7] which are reminiscent of the Sigiriya[->8] paintings in Sri Lanka[->9].[2] The caves were built in two phases starting around 2nd century BCE[->10], with the second group of caves built around 600 CE[->11].[3]
Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO[->12] World Heritage Site[->13]. The caves are located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, near Jalgaon, just outside the village of Ajinṭhā(
WikiMiniAtlas20°31′56″N 75°44′44″E / 20.53222°N 75.74556°E / 20.53222; 75.74556[->14]). Caves are only about 59 kilometers from Jalgaon[->15] Railway station (on Delhi - Mumbai, Rail line of the Central railways, India); and 104 kilometers from Aurangabad (from Ellora Caves[->16] 100 Kilometers).
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[edit] First period
According to Spink (2006), the first phase was the construction of sanctuaries (known as chaytia-grihas[->17]) built during the period 100 BCE to 100 CE, probably under the patronage of the Satavahana dynasty[->18] (230 BCE - c. 220 CE) in the canyons of the Waghora River. The caves 9, 10, 12 and 15A were constructed during this period.[4] Murals preserved from this time belong to the oldest monuments of painted art in India.
[edit] Second period
Scholars disagree about the date of the Ajanta Caves' second period. For a time it was thought that the work was done over a long period from the fourth to the 7th century AD, but recently long-time researcher Walter M. Spink declared that most of the work took place over short time period, from 460 to 480 CE, during the reign of Emperor Harishena[->19] of the Vakataka[->20] dynasty. Some 20 cave temples were simultaneously created, for the...

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