Wall Painting, ITC Hotel, Delhi, India
The 16th floor of ITC Maratha nurtures a rich depositary of a cultural past, encased in the intriguing mosaic of paintings and sculptures at the Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad, the heart of Maharashtra. Adorning the 16th floor walls are notes for the ancient Jatakas tales, portraying episodes from the life of lord Buddha. Close to 800 rock-cut caves came into existence in western India between the 2nd century bc and the 7th century AD. These magnificent caves are treasured tribute to Lord Buddha and his teachings. Enriching our artistic mosaic further are majestic chronicles of the splendid Ellora Caves, located 70km from Ajanta, portraying a synthesis of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu cultures through riveting sculptural dimensions inspired by the Vajrayana school of Buddhism.