By James Burgess

This historical booklet can have various typos and lacking textual content. dealers can obtain a unfastened scanned reproduction of the unique publication (without typos) from the writer. now not listed. now not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ... one other inscription in 3 strains, of which, even if, the 1st letters are obliterated; nonetheless we will be able to make out that it used to be developed by way of "Ayama, the minister of Mahakshatrapa Svami Nahapana."1 Scrambling alongside the face of a precipice to the south, we achieve first a small vihara with out cells or carving, then one other cave (Plate XVIII., fig. eight) with octagonal pillars within the entrance of the verandah, and engaged ones on the ends emerging from a bench. The door is five ft 10 inches huge, and reaches to the roof of the corridor, which has been frescoed. The again of the seat or low monitor in entrance of the verandah is carved open air with the rail decoration; the columns are of the standard Nasik trend, yet with out animal figures above: over them the frieze tasks significantly, and is carved within the kind of Cave IV. at Nasik,--the ends of the rafters projecting at the decrease fascia, and the higher being carved with rail development. Over it is a recess a few 2 or three ft deep, with the Chaitya arch over it, yet with none carving. 1 The point out of Nahapana is of curiosity; his date isn't really fastened with simple task, yet most likely belongs to the start of the second one century (ante, p. ). The alphabet of this inscription is obviously of a later date than of a number of others within the different teams of Junnar caves, and up to now confirms our relegating those caves to the second one century of our period, and then time idol worship turns out to have crept into Buddhism. The corridor is 33 ft deep, and approximately 12 ft large; yet on the again stands a mass of rock over eight ft extensive via five thick, with a squatting determine approximately sketched out at the entrance of it. This mass is particularly rotten in the back of, and on the left part of it's a good of fine water. the opposite caves listed here are small and uninteresting....

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