Maharashtra is blessed with numerous of Buddhist caves to enrich Buddhism in India. These caves are associated with other religions such as the Hinduism and Jainism along with Buddhism. Ajanta, Ellora, Junnar, Karle, Kanheri and Bhaja are eminent Buddhist caves of Maharashtra thus needs a meaningful exploration of the state. Ajanta and Ellora caves are most famous Buddhist caves in India and found a place in World heritage sites as they mirrored one of the masterpieces of sculpture and paintings.
Lord Buddha had come from the North; today’s Nepal and used up much of his life span in Bihar to the East. However, after his death, Buddhism spread through out in all segments of India in about 1,000 years. The Western Ghats of Maharashtra has tremendously supported this religion. Though, Maharashtra today is not a state memorized for its Buddhism but for its international and industrial importance in global market. But, Mumbai, the present capital of Maharashtra has provided a noteworthy dwelling for Buddhism in India
Prominent Buddhist Sites of Maharashtra: