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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Ajanta: Photo 9

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Cave 9 is partly visible behind the branches, while Cave 10 insists on attention. Over at the far left is 16, a key vihara, which set the standard for many to follow. The entrance to 16 is through the door below it, framed by elephants. This was the ancient entrance to the site, although it's not clear how monks seeking shelter during the monsoon got to it. Did they find a way up the flooding Waghora?

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