Ellora

address shri parsvanath pahar mandir atishaya kshetra & gurukul ellora
place & post – ellora, taluka – khultabad, dist. – aurangabad (maharashtra)
pin – 431102, phone 02437 – 244432, 244590, 244598
managing committee: shri parsvanath brahmacharyashram gurukul
place & post – ellora, taluka – khultabad, dist. – aurangabad (maharashtra)
pin – 431102, phone 02437 – 244432, 244590, 244598
chairperson: shri tansukh lalji ganesh lalji thole(freedom fighter)
place & post – kasabkhera, taluka – khultabad, dist. – aurangabad (maharashtra)
phone 02437 – 245584, 245560
secretary: shri panna lalji mangi lalji gangwal
22, heera panna, new samarth nagar, near ashok chakra, nirala bazar,
aurangabad (maharashtra) phone 0240 – 2350018

ancient caves of ajanta & ellora in aurangabad district are famous all over the world for the marvelous art of sculptor and colorful paintings. here number of caves are 34, among them jain caves are five. in the back of these caves at a distance of 1 km from here, there is a parsvanath temple on hill, in which a high colossus of lord parsvanath with nine serpent hoods. 16 feet in height & 9 feet in width in ardh padmasana (semi sitting posture) is established. jain caves at ellora are made during 7th to 10th century by kings of rashtrakoot & ela family.

on the hill, in the north of caves of ellora, there is a miraculous colossus of lord
parsvanath. according to inscription on colossus this was installed in the year 1078 a.d. on the day falgun shukla 3.
this hill is also called charanadri hill. it is said that the ascetic saints with capacity of moving in sky came here for penance (tup).

facilities:
  • old dharmshala 4 big halls with separate let-bath.
  • matoshri kasturabai mangilal gangwal dharmshala 7 big halls with separate let-bath.
  • food facility available on order.
commuting:
  • road – from aurangabad to dhulia, road busses are available up to 9:30 pm. jeeps are available in night.
  • railway – nearest railway station is aurangabad (30 km) or chalisgaon.
  • airport – aurangabad.
nearby city:
  • aurangabad 30 km (on aurangabad-dhulia road), 30 km (by train)
nearby places for visit:
  • hindu & buddists caves at ellora, jain atishaya kshetra jatwada, paithan & kachner
  • others – ghrishneshver jyotirling in ellora
  • wind mill & bibi ka makbara, siddharth garden in aurangabad

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