Ellora Caves (sacred site)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Photograph of a wall of the stone staircase with 8 orders of frieze carved in bas-relief, the entrance doorway to the staircase, an adjacent entranceway on that level, an upper level doorway, and adjoining parts of the building which have enormous animal supporters carved in high relief.
Photograph showing 7 orders of friezes carved in bas-relief on the stone exterior of the temple (battle scenes?). The head and torso of a turbanned man is visible at the bottom of the photograph. His left arm is akimbo and his head is propped on his right hand with the elbow resting on a stepped column, which is surmounted by two mythical beast supporters carved in relief.
Photograph of the Andkasura Vadha Murti of Shiva in the said cave (29).
Photograph of a carved stone wall. At the bottom is a niche in which is a stone statue of a Ravananugraha manifestation of Shiva trying to lift a mountain (Kailash). Above that niche is carved Parvati, Shiva and his attendants on Kailash mountain.
Photograph of figures carved in relief in a stone niche. One figure appears to be flying with a multi-armed Shiva on its shoulders, above whom are six smaller figures.
Photograph of a damaged relief carved in a stone niche, showing a multi-armed deity and a dancing figure. From the cave (14) known as Ravana Ka Khai.
Photograph taken from across the path, of the entrances to several caves. In some, support pillars are visible carved in the hillside. One has an elaborately carved (into the hillside) entrance doorway.
Photograph of a statue of Buddha flanked by two smaller figures. The ceiling vault and its supporting pillars are visible.
Photograph showing part of the forecourt. Some pillared porches, carved stone exterior decoration, and part of the steps up to one entranceway are visible.
Photograph (exterior) of the elaborately carved entrance to the cave.
Photograph of the interior of the Sivaite cave. A square doorway is on the left with steps leading up to it, and numerous large square columns with urn-ike capitals support the ceiling.