Jain Caves of Ellora

The five Jain caves at Ellora were built last during the 9th and 10th centuries. The Jain caves reveal certain aspects of the religion in their dimensions. They are not large relative to the Hindu and Buddhist caves, but they arguably much more detailed. Many of the structures had rich paintings on the ceilings, of which fragments still exist.

Jainism is an Indian religion that emphasizes complete non-violence and asceticism. Jainism emerged in 6th-century BCE India, the same time Buddhism was developing. The faith is named for the jinas, spiritual conquerors who have achieved liberation and perfection.

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