Workshop and Site Visit to Junnar Caves


2nd February 2019

Area of Interest



K J Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies

We are pleased to announce a workshop and site visit to Junnar caves, with Dr Shreekant Jadhav, (Retired Superintendent of Excavation, Department of A.I.H.C & Archaeology, Deccan College, Pune) on the theme of Archaeology of Trade and Rock-Cut Caves during the Satavahana period in Junnar: Introspection through excavation and Inscriptions.

Junnar is a small town and taluq headquarters in Pune District. It was an important centre of Buddhist learning during Satavahana period from 2nd Century BC to 3rd Century AD. Of the sites of Buddhist rock-cut excavation in Maharashtra, Junnar has the largest number, with more than 200 caves. Most of these caves belong to the early schools of Buddhism.
Before the site visit will be a two-day workshop, during which Dr. Jadhav will focus on the theme in two classroom sessions:

 9th March,2019 : 3 pm to 6 pm

10th March,2019 : 11 am to 1.30 pm

Venue: K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies,
3rd Floor, SIMSR,  Somaiya Vidyavihar,  Mumbai - 400077      

This will be followed by a site visit on 16th and 17th March, 2019.

The visit involves some amount of trekking and therefore a spirit of adventure!

Fees: Rs 5,000/- (incl of study material, travel, stay and board), payable by cheque (drawn on K J Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies) or by online payment, for which our bank details are as below:

Name of Account: K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies
Bank: Bank of Baroda
Branch: Ghatkopar (East)
Account No: 1378010005174
IFSC CODE: BARB0GHAEAS (please note it is a "zero"and not "o"in the middle of the code)

Last date for registration: 10th February, 2019.

Please note that registration will be considered complete only upon receipt of full payment and there will be a 50% cancellation charge.

Looking forward to having you with us,