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Atul Bhosekar, director of Trirahsmi institute of Buddhist caves, India languages and scripts, said to a media source, “There are more than 1,100 caves in Maharashtra, but people are hardly aware of their true history, and culture. I have been visiting these caves since I was young. But I had no understanding of the history, and culture.”

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The ASI hardly has any information boards, nor is there staff trained to make people aware of their significance. Later, I realized that, if I understood the inscriptions or epigraphs carved on these monuments, I would be closer to history.”

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Ancient Temples of India gave us much knowledge and insights of the living, in that ancient period. But these Buddhist ancient caves of India also have much significance and can tell us more about ancient times in the form of carvings on its walls. In order to understand the inscriptions, one must understand dammalipi and pali as well and the inscriptions were written in prakriti language as well.

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Travellers visit the ancient places for sightseeing as well as to know the history of those places, but very few know the real history behind them. It would be even interesting if we research a bit more about a place before we explore physically, so that, it will be more intriguing and knowledgeable.  

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