Tuesday, November 20, 2012

EL+LO+RA+Cave16 ~ Maharashtra, India

Photo: 
Kailasanatha Temple, 
(Cave 16)
Ellora is an archaeological site in Maharashtra, India 
built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty. 
Ellora 
represents the epitome 
of Indian rock-cut architecture. 
The 34 "caves" are actually structures 
excavated out of the vertical face 
of the Charanandri hills. 
Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock-cut temples 
and viharas and mathas were built 
between the 5th century and 10th century. 
12 Buddhist (caves 1–12), 
17 Hindu (caves 13–29) 
and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves, 
built in proximity.


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