About Dashavatara

Dashavatara refers to the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Vishnu is said to descend in form of an avatar to restore cosmic order. The word Dashavatara derives from daśa, meaning 'ten', and avatar, roughly equivalent to 'incarnation'.

The Patronage of Buddhism and Jainism by Ancient Indian Dynasties

Different dynasties, such as the Maurya, Satavahanas, Western Satraps, and Kushans, supported and by building large architectural such as and cave complexes during their reign. The Maurya dynasty, which existed in , was known for patronizing both Jainism and Buddhism, as well as supporting the of large cave complexes, stupas, and other architectural monuments. These structures were used by monastic orders during the rainy season. After the decline of the .