Buddha Stupa, in Ajanta Cave 19, Maharashtra, India
Cave 19 is a chaitya griha or simply prayer hall which was embellished in the fifth century CE.
Cave 19 is a major departure from the earlier Hinayana Buddhist tradition as it has a huge sculpture of Buddha carved into the stupa - standing in varada hasta mudra - a depiction that supports the Mahayana Buddhist establishment.
Ajanta Caves located in the Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India is a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. How to reach Ajanta Caves?