Talaja Hills

The Talaja Caves are located in Bhavnagar district at Talaja. The rock cuts are carved out into deserted conical rocks. The rock cut group includes 30 caves among which about 15 are water tanks. The cave has unique architecture known as Ebhal Mandapa. The halls are plain. “On the facade there are chaitya windows with a broad bank below them.” The chaitya and cells were carved during Buddhism influence in 2nd century BC.

During the Kshatrapas’ regime in 2nd CE Jainism emblems were carved on the cells and the halls. The caves were carved out before rock cut architecture begins in the Maharashtra. According to few Historians the date of caves cannot be traced out however some believe that carving started by the end of 1st century CE.

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