In an initiative that is unique in every sense of the word, artificial intelligence (AI) has now come to the aid of digitally preserving the world-famous, 2nd Century BC Ajanta cave paintings, so that they last for many lifetimes, safe from disasters of all kinds and for the benefit of generations to come.
Photographer Benoy K. Behl highlights ancient paintings within the Ajanta Caves; Majorie Chiew; The Star
New Delhi-based photographer Benoy K. Behl got whisked into a world of compassion while documenting some of the world’s finest ancient paintings.
The Ajanta Caves in the Indian state of Maharashtra are a standing testimony to the impeccable artists of ancient India. Depicting the teaching of the Buddha, the Caves were discovered accidently in the year 1819 by a British official…
Andrea Miller visits the ancient artistic wonder known as the Ajanta Caves. As an inscription inside says, it’s best to attain nirvana, but second best is living in beauty.
Source: Only Nirvana Is More Beautiful
It was 627 A.D. when Hsuan-Tsang, a Buddhist monk, left China under the cover of night and headed westward, to seek out original Buddhist texts and teachings. He was dissatisfied with the contradictions that he found in several schools of Buddhism extant in China at that time, and made his way across the Himalayas to India, the land where Buddhism was born.
Source: Of Caves, Art And Piety
In the sixth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, The Indian Express look at the rock-cut Ajanta Caves. A chance discovery in 1819 led to the first exposure of the spectacular artistic vision contained in the Ajanta and Ellora Caves (The Indian Express carried Ellora in the third edition). Built in two phases over more than 500 years, with collective patronage cutting across religions, the Ajanta Caves stand out as the finest example of the arts, architecture, and sculpture of ancient India.