Celebrated for its lofty temples and gigantic sculptures carved between the middle of the sixth and tenth centuries, Ellora has a rich artistic and architectural history. In this book, Dhavalikar offers an introduction to the magnificent world of Ellora caves and monuments--their history, patronage, religion, and iconography.
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29 Dumar Lena aisles Ajanta Aurangabad Avalokiteshvara back wall Bodhisattvas Brahma Buddha Buddha figures Buddha image Buddhist Buddhist caves carved Cave 16 Kailas Cave 21 Rameshwar Cave 29 Dumar Cave 32 Indra-sabha caves at Ellora cells chaitya cobra corner cushion capitals devotee Durga dwarfs elephant entrance excavated flanked fly whisk bearers flying Vidyadharas four armed front Gajasura Ganesha Ganga Gomateshvara guardians Hiranyakashipu holding a lotus Jaina caves Jainism Kartikeya left hand left wall lion Maharashtra Mahavira main temple male mandapa Matanga Mount Kailas mudra Nandi northern Padmapani panel depicts Parshvanath Parvati pilasters Plan of Cave Rama Rashtrakuta Ravana right hand right wall rock-cutting activity sanctum seated Buddha seen Shiva and Parvati Shiva dancing Shiva linga Shiva-Parvati shown shows Shiva shrine containing Siddhayika side walls sixth century small shrine stupa Sugriva Tara Tirthankaras trident unfinished upper floor Vajrapani verandah vestibule Vidyadharas Vishnu western India yaksha Yama Yamuna