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Pandu Caves

Pandu Caves, also known as Pandu Lena, is a group of 24 rock cut Hinayana Buddhist caves situated eight kilometers south-west of Nasik, in Maharashtra. The caves date back to the period ranging from 3rd century BC to 2nd century AD. Some of the caves feature excellent carvings on the doorways.

Cave number 3, 10 and 18 are the most noteworthy among these caves. Cave 3 and cave 10 are viharas (monasteries) with some interesting sculptures. Cave 18 is a well sculptured chaitya-grihas (prayer halls), with an elaborate facade. There is a well sculptured Buddha image in the 10th cave.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Nasik
Location: Nasik    


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