Bhaja Caves

Bhaja Caves (Marathi: भाजा) are a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to 200 BC located at Karli, near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The location of the Bhaja Caves is not far from the Karla Caves, which are stylistically similar. The Bhaja Caves are on a major trade route of the past that ran from the Arabian Sea eastward into the Deccan region, the division between North India and South India. The inscriptions and cave temple are protected as a National Monument, by the Archaeological Survey of India vide Notification No. 2407-A.

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... The Bhaja Caves share the same set of architectural designs as Karla Caves ... Other caves have a nave and aisle, with an apse containing a solid tupa and the aisle circling round the apse, providing the circumambulation path ... One of the caves has some fine sculptures ...

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