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Ellora is an archaeological site, 19 miles (30 km) from the city of
Aurangaabaad in the Indian state of Mahaaraashtra built by the Raashtrakoot
rulers. Well-known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a World Heritage Site.
Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 caves
actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanaandri Hills
being Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock cut temples and monasteries, were built
between the 5th century and 10th century. The 12 Buddhist (caves 1-12), 17 Hindu
(caves 13-29) and 5 Jain (caves 30-34) caves, built in proximity, demonstrate
the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history.
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