The Nasik caves, or every now and then Pandavleni Caves, are a group of 24 caves carved between the 1st century BCE and the 3nd century CE, even though extra sculptures have been delivered as much as about the sixth century, reflecting adjustments in Buddhist devotional practices. They are a tremendous institution of early examples of Indian rock-cut architecture first of all representing the Hinayana tradition. Most of the caves are viharas except for Cave 18 that's a chaitya of the first century BCE. The style of some of the tricky pillars or columns, for example in caves 3 and 10, is an important instance of the development of the form.
The area of the caves is a holy Buddhist website and is positioned about eight km south of the middle of Nashik Maharashtra, India. Their name has not anything to do with the characters Pandavas, characters inside the Mahabharata epic. The caves, known as Pandav Caves also known as Trirashmi Buddhist Caves have been carved out from the 1st century BCE until the third century CE, with later additions of sculptures. They have been paid for by way of local Buddhist royalty, merchants and neighborhood human beings for the Buddhist priests.