Ancient India Mcq Question

  1. What inspired the paintings of Ajanta ?
  1. Compassionate Buddha
  2. Radha-Krishan Leela
  3. Jain Thirthankaras
  4. Mahabharata Encounters
Correct Option : A

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India are 30 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to the 600 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka tales) as well as frescos which are reminiscent of the Sigiriya paintings in Sri Lanka. The Ajanta cave paintings depict the life of Gautam Buddha.

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