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Peaceful Coexistance of Different Religions: Ellora Caves
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These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff, not far from Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Not only is the Ellora complex a unique artistic creation and a technological exploit but, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.

Place/country: India,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:02:56
Publisher/producer: NHK,
Published in: 2010

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