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This is one of the finest monasteries at Ajanta. Graciously posed Bodhisattvas with elaborate head-dresses flank the antechamber doorway. On its either side are two of the best known murals - Bodhisattva Padmapani holding a lotus (left) and Bodhisattva Vajrapani holding a thunderbolt (right) accompanied by attendants, divine musicians and flying figures. The left wall of the antechamber depicts the assault and temptation by Mara, the god of passion, and on the right wall is the dark princess being offered lotuses by a lady. In the shrine, the Buddha is seen in the teaching position. Under his throne appears the Wheel of Life. The left wall of the hall shows scenes from the Mahajanaka Jataka. To the right of the rear wall are episodes from the Champeyya Jataka.

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  • Written Sep 19, 2009
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