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Cave No 26, Ajunta

Photograph of cave 26 at Ajanta, taken by Deen
Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the
Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. The thirty remarkable
cave temples of Ajanta are situated in a horse-shoe valley of the
Waghora river in West India and consist of prayer halls (chaityas),
or monasteries (viharas), built for the Buddhist community who
lived there. The first g…