Which is the best example of rock cut architecture in the world?
Such exceptional examples are the ancient and early medieval frescoes in such locations as Bamyan Caves in Afghanistan with the most ancient known oil paintings in the world from 8th century CE, Ajanta Caves in India with well preserved tempera paintings from 2nd century BCE, Christian frescoes on Churches of Göreme.
Which one is best example of rock cut temple in India?
What is the rock chamber in India?
… Temple complex is the artificial cave temple, Sŏkkuram, on the crest of Mount T’oham about 1 mile (1.6 km) away. The cave temple is a domed circular chamber with a rectangular antechamber connected by a short corridor, built of granite blocks.
Which among the following Indian art that is made of rock cut cave monuments that was created dates back from the 2nd century?
Which is oldest cave of India?
Which is the oldest rock-cut cave in India?
Barabar Hill Caves
Who built Elephanta Cave?
The Elephanta island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai in Maharashtra. The cave temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, was excavated sometime in the 8th century by the Rashtrakuta kings, who ruled the area between A.D. 757-973.
Which is the biggest cave in India?
Liat Prah limestone cave system
Who built Karle Chaitya?
What are Stitya and Chaitya called?
A stūpa (Sanskrit: स्तूप, lit. ‘heap’) is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing relics (such as śarīra – typically the remains of Buddhist monks or nuns) that is used as a place of meditation. A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a prayer hall or temple containing a stupa.
Which is the most famous and oldest Chaitya found?
The chaitya at Bhaja Caves is perhaps the earliest surviving chaitya hall, constructed in the second century BCE. It consists of an apsidal hall with a stupa. The columns slope inwards in the imitation of wooden columns that would have been structurally necessary to keep a roof up.
How many Chaitya are there in Ajanta?