Dharashiv caves are the nexus of seven caves set eight-kilometer removed from Osmanabad town in Balaghat mountains within the Maharashtra state of India. The caves were taken note by the archeological department of India and mentioned within the book archeological survey of India by James Burges. Dharashiv Caves are declared as a Protected space by the govt of Maharashtra.
HistoryDharashiv caves area unit believed to be designed around the 5th-7th century. the primary cave has been discovered within the tenth century throughout the age of Rashtrakutas, whereas there are debates over caves whether they are Buddhist or religion creations.
It is believed that these caves were originally Buddhists, however, they were later born-again into monuments of the religious faith.CavesThere are seven caves, the first cave is controlled by twenty pillars of staging. Cave No. two is among major caves and sculptural on the arrange of the Vakataka caves at Ajantha.
it's a central hall measure with fourteen cells and eighty feet by eighty feet for the residence of the Bhiksus and Garbhagraha with a sculpture of the Gautam Buddha in Padmasana. third cave resembles with first, whereas later caves are religion caves. Current statusDharashiv caves area unit claimed by each Buddhist and religious traditions. However, analysis done by James Burges on 1200 caves in Maharashtra state showed that Dharashiv caves were originally Buddhists caves in fifth century AD, whereas within the twelfth century some caves were born-again to religion caves.