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The two central cells of the rear wall has been converted into one during later period and at present a Ganesha image is consecrated for worship.

The verandah has six pillars and two pilasters (half-pillars) and in elevation it consists of an octagonal shaft placed over benches and back rest and topped by an inverted ghata, compressed amalaka in between two square plates, inverted stepped pyramid and finally crowned by a bracket of addorsed animal figures.

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The caves are numbered from east to west and among them Cave 6 and 14 are chaityagrhas and the remaining are viharas (monasteries) of which Cave 7 is the larges and also houses the image of Ganesha.

The remaining monasteries are small in size which has two or three cells, in some cases with a front verandah.

One particular inscription from the Manmodi group mentions the name of a minister of Maharathi Nahapana (c. This is the smallest group here at Junnar with 11 caves datable from circa 1st century B. The monastic complex was known as Gidha-vihara (Gridhra-vihara) and the hill as Manamukuda in ancient inscriptions.

The cave group consists of nearly 40 individual excavations excluding the cisterns. (ii) Amba-Ambika group, to the north of Bhimasankar, known such due to the carving of figures of Tirthankaras and Ambika, the latter Sasanadevi of 23rd Jaina Tirthankara, Neminatha.

There are various identifications of this place as an ancient city mentioned in contemporary accounts.

One such identification is Minnagara, the capital of Nahapana. The presence of largest number of rock cut excavations, a large number of inscriptions enabling a paleographical study makes Junnar a prominent site for the study of rock cut architecture.

They range in date from 1st century to 3rd century A. Cave 6 is the main chaityagrha of the Lenyadri group of caves.

Although of smaller dimensions when compared to Ajanta, Karle, Bhaja, Bedsa, etc.

The stupa with a base diameter of 2.6 m is placed at the rear and consists of a base with three steps, the brim being decorated with railing pattern, followed by a cylindrical drum, a square harmika with railing pattern and an inverted stepped pyramidal abacus. The pillars of the verandah consist of octagonal shafts resting on ghata base over a stepped pedestal and topped by an inverted kalasa, corbelled abacus.

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