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Pictorial Tour of the Ellora Caves

The Ellora Caves located about 30 km from Auranagabad is a famous archaeological site and is listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The caves are believed to have been carved out during the Rashtrakuta Dynasty and till date carries its ancient charm.

 

There are a total of 34 caves here and each of them fall unde three different groups. The first 12 caves are believed to have been carved by Buddhist monks as they carry many sculptures and relics of Buddhism. The next 17 is said to have been made by Hindu saints while the remaining five were made by the Jain monks. All these caves are close to one another thus showing us the harmony in which all these religions prevailed here. Here is a pictorial guide to some of these ancient caves.

Entering the caves

Entering the caves

Tourists about to enter and explore the caves of Ellora.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

A Sculptured Pillar

A Sculptured Pillar

A look at the various caves at Ellora.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

Buddhist Sculptures

Buddhist Sculptures

Intricately carved sculptures on the cave walls.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

A Temple
 

A Temple

Admire the artistic skills of the craftsmen.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

Of Demons and Gods

Of Demons and Gods

Jain carvings on the walls.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

Pillar of Support

Pillar of Support

Artistically crafted pillars giving supprt to the caves.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

Buddhist Chamber

Buddhist Chamber

Be mesmerised by the beautiful carvings and sculptures inside the Buddhist chamber.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

Rock Sculptures

Rock Sculptures

A sculpture of an elephant cut out from a piece of rock.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

Weathered Remains

Weathered Remains

A view of the weathered rocks.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

Rock Cut Temple

Rock Cut Temple

A rock cut temple at Ellora.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

Long Corridors

Long Corridors

View of the long unending corridor.

Photo Courtesy: Arjun P Nampoothiri

 

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