the many-splendoured delights of Ajanta compiled by Subramanian Swaminathan
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Musical Heritage

In Ajanta, we can study the development of our musical heritage. We can see both the continuity and change over the period. A variety of musical instruments have been depicted.
Kinnara playing Kachchapa Vina,
Padmapani Panel, Cave 1
Dancer with musicians
Maha-janaka Jataka, Cave 1
King abdicating, Maha-janaka Jataka, Cave 1
Descent of Indra, Cave 17

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