(Last Updated on : 25-09-2015)
Ajanta cave 15A can be found while descending by the flight of steps between Ajanta Caves 14
and Ajanta cave 15
to the lower terrace. One can find this cave to the right a small monastery consisting of a central astylar hall flanked by a cell on each of its three sides.
The damaged front wall, originally decorated with the railing-design, is pierced with a single door and has on its right an inscription in shell-characters as on one of the pillars of Ajanta Cave 9
. The walls of the hall above the cell-doors are relieved with motifs like chaitya-windows rising from railings, above which is a running moulding relieved with a row of stepped pyramids. The narrow cells, each with a door, have on their three-side platforms to serve as beds. The left cell has an oblong recess cut into one of the platforms.
The front door was found deliberately bricked up. Above the railing on the facade are the reliefs of chaitya-window motifs, the central one being above the entrance-door of the cave.
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