Tirthankaras at Ellora Cave 32, Maharashtra, India
Cave 32 or Indra Sabha is a double storied cave belonging to the Jain Digambara sect which was excavated in the 9th century. It has a 'sarvatobhadra mandapa', with four Tirthankaras of Jainism – Rshibha (1st), Neminatha (22nd), Parsvanatha (23rd) and Mahavira (24th) aligned to four cardinal directions.
Historically the Indra Sabha or Jain Cave 32 is very significant as it contains proof of active worship by the Jain community in ancient times - layered deposits and textual records including details on rituals were found held in the upper level.
Ellora Caves located in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. How to reach Ellora Caves?