New caves discovered in the Trirashmi Buddhist cave complex of Nashik

  • Published
    9th Jun, 2021

GS-I: Indian Culture

  • Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture
Context

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found three more caves in the Trirashmi Buddhist cave complex, also known as Pandav Leni, near Nashik, Maharashtra. Trirashmi caves are a group of 24 caves dated between 1BC and the 6-7AD. The caves are on a vertical face of the hill and are a tourist attraction.

Prelims question:

Which of the following Caves are correctly matched?

1.Ajanta and Ellora cavesĀ  Maharashtra
2.Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves Odisha
3.Jogimara Caves Chhattisgarh
4.Pandav Leni caves Madhya Pradesh

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

“Ancient Indian caves served a dual purpose of projecting painting and sculptures in an integrated fashion.” Comment  (150 words)

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