IlOUTE 2. BOMBAY TO AURANGABAD
the other extremity of the series. The ascent of the ghat passes up the S. side of Kailas, the third of the Brahmanical group, and over the roof of the Das Avatar, the second of them. Sixteen caves lie to the S. of Kailas, and nearly as many to the N., but the latter are scattered over a greater distance.
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are 5 at the extreme N. There are also some cells and a colossal Jain image on the N. side of the same spur in which is the Indra Sabha." Amongst the Buddhist, the most important are the Dherwara, the oldest ; the Vich-wakanna, or Carpenter's Cave, a Chaitya with a ribbed roof, a parallelogram about 85 ft. long ; the Don Tal (2
tinguishing names from the Brahmans ; but it may be quite as convenient, for the sake of reference, to number them from S. to N., beginning with the Buddhistic caves, of which there are 12, and passing through the Brahmanical series, of which 17 are below the brow of the scarp, and a large number of smaller ones above, and ending with the Jain caves, of which there
storeyed, really 3) ; and Tin Tal (3 storeys). The Das Avatar is the oldest of the Brahmanical series. The great hall is 143 ft. long, and is supported by 46 pillars.
The most splendid of the whole series is the Kailas, a perfect Dravidian temple, complete in all its parts, characterised by Fergusson as one of the most wonderful and interesting monu*The most splendid of the whole series is the Kailas, a perfect Dravidian temple, complete in all its parts, characterised by Fergusson as one of the most wonderful and interesting monu*