Yayy! I am back with another Fun Facts Friday and this time it is quite interesting. Presenting you with the subject I am fascinated with – Caves! They are so mysterious. This Friday it is about the Bhaja Caves. Here are the fun facts about Bhaja Caves….
- Located 400 feet above the village of Bhaja, Lonavala, Pune.
- Group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to 2nd century.
- Bhaja Caves belong to Hinayana Buddhism Sect in Maharashtra.
- With a horseshoe ceiling design, the biggest excavation is the Chaitya Gruh, which is 26 feet 8 inches wide and 59 feet long in Cave XII.
- The carvings here proves that Tabla (a musical instrument) was used in India for at least 2300 years ago.
- Some inscriptions indicates that caves have been there for at least 2200 years.
- The notable part is 14 stupas, the relics of resident monks who died at Bhaja.
- There is a waterfall near the last cave which flows water into a small pool at the bottom during monsoons.
- The Bhaja Caves are an epitome of exemplary architecture and design.
Hope you enjoyed these Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday. You can also check Shaniwar Wada Hawa Mahal or Redwoods Forest, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand.