Different dynasties, such as the Maurya, Satavahanas, Western Satraps, and Kushans, supported Buddhism
by building large architectural monuments
such as stupas
and cave complexes during their reign.
The Maurya dynasty, which existed in ancient India
, was known for patronizing both Jainism and Buddhism, as well as supporting the construction
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 .