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Ellora Cave Temples
Cave 2
Cave Facade, general view

Doorway is flanked by huge Bodhisattvas with converging dwarfs above.

728 (_CAV2788.jpg)
Cave Facade, general view

Doorway is flanked by huge Bodhisattvas with converging dwarfs above.

729 (_CAV2789.jpg)
Cave Facade, right wall detail

These seated Buddha images on the right side of the main doorway to the cave temple are later donor images and were not a part of the original plan.

730 (_CAV2790.jpg)
Seated Buddha Images

These seated Buddha images on the right side of the main doorway to the cave temple are later donor images and were not a part of the original plan.

731 (_CAV2791.jpg)
Bodhisattva - Maitreya

Bodhisattva with cross-armed ayudhapurusa (right of doorway) with converging dwarfs above and to the right of which are seated Buddha images from a later date.

732 (_CAV2792.jpg)
Bodhisattva - Maitreya

Bodhisattva with cross-armed ayudhapurusa (right of doorway) with converging dwarfs above and to the right of which are seated Buddha images from a later date.

733 (_CAV2793.jpg)
Bodhisattva - Avalokitesvara

Bodhisattva - Avalokitesvara with Amitabha (faintly visible) in his ascetic's headdress (left of doorway) with converging dwarfs above.

734 (_CAV2794.jpg)
Bodhisattva - Avalokitesvara

Bodhisattva - Avalokitesvara with Amitabha (faintly visible) in his ascetics headdress (left of doorway) with converging dwarfs above and to the left of which are seated Buddha images from a later date.

735 (_CAV2795.jpg)
Yaksha Jambhala

Yaksha Jambhala on the left side of the porch.

736 (_CAV2796.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha on lotus with dharma chakra flanked by deer. Buddha is flanked by standing bodhisattva (avalokitesvara) on the left and a standing cauri bearer on the right. Tow gana figures hover above on either side - one holding a garland and the other a wisk.

737 (_CAV2797.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha on lotus with dharma chakra flanked by deer. Buddha is flanked by standing bodhisattva (avalokitesvara) on the left and a standing cauri bearer on the right. Tow gana figures hover above on either side - one holding a garland and the other a wisk.

738 (_CAV2798.jpg)
Seated Buddha

upper panel: Seated Buddha on lotus. Buddha is flanked by standing bodhisattva (avalokitesvara) on the left and a standing cauri bearer on the right. Lower panel: Buddha in bhadrasana, flanked by standing bodhisattvas.

739 (_CAV2799.jpg)
Twelve-pillared hypostyle hall

741 (_CAV2801.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

742 (_CAV2802.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

743 (_CAV2803.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

745 (_CAV2805.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

748 (_CAV2808.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

749 (_CAV2809.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

750 (_CAV2810.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

751 (_CAV2811.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

752 (_CAV2812.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

753 (_CAV2813.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

754 (_CAV2814.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

755 (_CAV2815.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

756 (_CAV2816.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

757 (_CAV2817.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

760 (_CAV2820.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

761 (_CAV2821.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side (incomplete).

764 (_CAV2824.jpg)
Main shrine with seated Buddha

Main shrine with Buddha seated in the bhadrasana pose.

767 (_CAV2827.jpg)
Main shrine with seated Buddha

Main shrine with Buddha seated in the bhadrasana pose.

769 (_CAV2829.jpg)


The shrine doorway has flying couples on top and is flanked by standing bodhisattvas on either side. To the left is Avalokitesvara with his ascetics headdress, holding his long-stemmed lotus.

772 (_CAV2832.jpg)
Shrine doorway (left)

The shrine doorway has flying couples on top and is flanked by standing bodhisattvas on either side. To the left is Avalokitesvara with his ascetics headdress, holding his long-stemmed lotus.

774 (_CAV2834.jpg)
Shrine doorway (left)

The shrine doorway has flying couples on top and is flanked by standing bodhisattvas on either side. To the left is Avalokitesvara with his ascetics headdress, holding his long-stemmed lotus.

776 (_CAV2836.jpg)
Shrine doorway (left)

The shrine doorway has flying couples on top and is flanked by standing bodhisattvas on either side. To the left is Avalokitesvara with his ascetics headdress, holding his long-stemmed lotus.

780 (_CAV2840.jpg)
Shrine doorway (left)

The shrine doorway has flying couples on top and is flanked by standing bodhisattvas on either side. To the left is Avalokitesvara with his ascetics headdress, holding his long-stemmed lotus.

781 (_CAV2841.jpg)
Dwarapala

Bodhisattva (crowned) to the right of the main shrine doorway.

782 (_CAV2842.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Various smaller sculpture panels of seated Buddha in Bhadrasana, flanked by bodhisattvas.

784 (_CAV2844.jpg)
shrine left of the main shrine

786 (_CAV2846.jpg)
shrine left of the main shrine

787 (_CAV2847.jpg)
shrine left of the main shrine

788 (_CAV2848.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

792 (_CAV2852.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side (incomplete).

793 (_CAV2853.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (incomplete).

795 (_CAV2855.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Buddha in the main shrine seated on a lion throne.

797 (_CAV2857.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Buddha in the main shrine seated on a lion throne.

801 (_CAV2861.jpg)
Standing Buddha

The side shrine walls are occupied by huge standing Buddhas - a significant iconographic development that had its origin in the Vakataka caves of the fifth century.

803 (_CAV2863.jpg)
Standing Buddha

The side shrine walls are occupied by huge standing Buddhas - a significant iconographic development that had its origin in the Vakataka caves of the fifth century.

804 (_CAV2864.jpg)
Standing Buddha

The side shrine walls are occupied by huge standing Buddhas - a significant iconographic development that had its origin in the Vakataka caves of the fifth century. As in a number of other caves at the site, at the front of each of the side walls there are four kneeling devotees, vertically disposed, with figures of seated yakshas at the very top.

806 (_CAV2866.jpg)
Standing Buddha

The side shrine walls are occupied by huge standing Buddhas - a significant iconographic development that had its origin in the Vakataka caves of the fifth century. As in a number of other caves at the site, at the front of each of the side walls there are four kneeling devotees, vertically disposed, with figures of seated yakshas at the very top.

807 (_CAV2867.jpg)
Buddha - main shrine

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (detail).

811 (_CAV2871.jpg)
Buddha - main shrine

813 (_CAV2873.jpg)
Buddha - main shrine

Buddha (detail).

814 (_CAV2874.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (details).

816 (_CAV2876.jpg)


817 (_CAV2877.jpg)
Standing Buddha

Standing Buddha sculptures flank the side walls of the main shrine with bodhisattvas on either side.

818 (_CAV2878.jpg)
Standing Buddha

Standing Buddha sculptures flank the side walls of the main shrine with bodhisattvas and kneeling devotees on either side.

820 (_CAV2880.jpg)
Standing Buddha

Standing Buddha sculptures flank the side walls of the main shrine with bodhisattvas (Avalokitesvara) and kneeling devotees on either side and flying ganas overhead.

821 (_CAV2881.jpg)
Seated Buddha in main shrine

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana.

822 (_CAV2882.jpg)
standing Bodhisattva

The side shrine walls are occupied by huge standing Buddhas - a significant iconographic development that had its origin in the Vakataka caves of the fifth century. As in a number of other caves at the site, at the front of each of the side walls there are four kneeling devotees, vertically disposed, with figures of seated yakshas at the very top.

823 (_CAV2883.jpg)
Seated Buddha on lotus

Buddha, seated on lotus which is held up by Naga couple and kneeling devotee. Buddha is flanked by two standing Buddhas and flying figures on top.

824 (_CAV2884.jpg)
Seated Buddha and stupas

Buddha, seated on lotus, flanked by two standing Buddhas. The flying figures on top in this panel have been replaced by two stupas.

827 (_CAV2887.jpg)
Seated Buddha on lotus

Buddha, seated on lotus which is held up by Naga couple and kneeling devotee. Buddha is flanked by two standing Buddhas.

828 (_CAV2888.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Buddha, seated on lotus, flanked by two standing Buddhas. The flying figures on top in this panel have been replaced by two stupas.

830 (_CAV2890.jpg)
Pillared hall

Pillars with the complex cushion capitals (reflective of Early Kalacuri forms), dwarfs (in many cases) with makaras in medallions between, and rich friezes with kirttimukhas and garlands. The pillars at the sides of the aisle also have complex purnaghata capitals (shown here), but a number are unfinished.

832 (_CAV2892.jpg)
Pillared hall

Pillars with the complex cushion capitals (reflective of Early Kalacuri forms), dwarfs (in many cases) with makaras in medallions between, and rich friezes with kirttimukhas and garlands. The pillars at the sides of the aisle also have complex purnaghata capitals (shown here), but a number are unfinished.

834 (_CAV2894.jpg)
Pillared hall

Pillars with the complex cushion capitals (reflective of Early Kalacuri forms), dwarfs (in many cases) with makaras in medallions between, and rich friezes with kirttimukhas and garlands. The pillars at the sides of the aisle also have complex purnaghata capitals (shown here), but a number are unfinished.

835 (_CAV2895.jpg)
Window panel detail

The right window on the cave facade - this view is from the inside. The two side walls of the window are embellished with sculptures of seated Buddha.From the inside this panel is on the left wall of the window.

836 (_CAV2896.jpg)
Window panel detail

The right window on the cave facade - this view is from the inside. The two side walls of the window are embellished with sculptures of seated Buddha.From the inside this panel is on the left wall of the window.

838 (_CAV2898.jpg)
Window - detail

The left window on the cave facade - this view is from the inside. The two side walls of the window are embellished with sculptures of seated Buddha.From the inside this panel is on the right wall of the window.

839 (_CAV2899.jpg)
Window

The left window on the cave facade - this view is from the inside. The two side walls of the window are embellished with sculptures of seated Buddha.From the inside this panel is on the right wall of the window.

840 (_CAV2900.jpg)
Window

The left window on the cave facade - this view is from the inside. The two side walls of the window are embellished with sculptures of seated Buddha.From the inside this panel is on the left wall of the window.

842 (_CAV2902.jpg)
Tara with attendants

Tara, with female attendants, all or most surely intrusive, on the cave's north front wall, inside the cave.

844 (_CAV2904.jpg)
Sravasti miracle

Sravasti Miracles (of various sizes and shapes); Buddhas rather than bodhisattvas attend the central Buddha.

846 (_CAV2906.jpg)
Sravasti miracle

Sravasti Miracles (of various sizes and shapes); Buddhas rather than bodhisattvas attend the central Buddha.

848 (_CAV2908.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana flanked by bodhisattva and cauri bearer.

850 (_CAV2910.jpg)
Sravasti miracle

Sravasti Miracles (of various sizes and shapes); Buddhas rather than bodhisattvas attend the central Buddha.

851 (_CAV2911.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

855 (_CAV2915.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

856 (_CAV2916.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

858 (_CAV2918.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

861 (_CAV2921.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

863 (_CAV2923.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Later images of Buddha on the rear end of the left gallery and one may also see the larger image of Buddha seated in bhadrasana on the back wall of the gallery.

866 (_CAV2926.jpg)
Later images of Buddha

Slight impression of a stupa may be noticed in the lower right side of this intrusive panel.

867 (_CAV2927.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

869 (_CAV2929.jpg)
General view of the left gallery

General view of the left gallery showing pillar types and placement of Buddha in the back walls.

871 (_CAV2931.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated in bhadrasana, Buddha is flanked by a standing Buddhas and bodhisattvas at the front end of the left gallery. Incomplete sculptural compositions are carved on top depicting similar themes.

872 (_CAV2932.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated in bhadrasana, Buddha is flanked by a standing cauri bearer at the rear end of the left gallery.

875 (_CAV2935.jpg)
Bodhisattvas - Avalokitesvara

877 (_CAV2937.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

879 (_CAV2939.jpg)


6585 (_ELO6223.JPG)


6586 (_ELO6224.JPG)


6587 (_ELO6225.JPG)


6589 (_ELO6227.JPG)


6590 (_ELO6228.JPG)


6591 (_ELO6231.JPG)


6592 (_ELO6232.JPG)


6593 (_ELO6234.JPG)
Facade

4118 (c2F.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Donor sculptures in the facade - later intrusive images.

4120 (c2Fr_end.jpg)


4121 (c2G0Pl.jpg)
Pillar detail

Pillar detail with frieze with garlands.

4122 (c2GbPl.jpg)
Pillar detail

Purnaghata pillar capital.

4123 (c2GbPl2.jpg)
Pillar detail

Purnaghata pillar capital.

4124 (c2GbPl3.jpg)
Hypostyle hall with pillars

Pillars with the complex cushion capitals (reflective of Early Kalacuri forms), dwarfs (in many cases) with makaras in medallions between, and rich friezes with kirttimukhas and garlands. The pillars at the sides of the aisle also have complex purnaghata capitals, but a number are unfinished.

4125 (c2GlP1.jpg)
Pillar with makara detail

Pillar detail with makaras in medallions between, and rich friezes with kirttimukhas and garlands.

4126 (c2GlP1b.jpg)
Pillar with makara detail

Pillar detail with makaras in medallions between, and rich friezes with kirttimukhas and garlands.

4127 (c2GlP1c.jpg)
Hypostyle hall with pillars

Pillars with the complex cushion capitals (reflective of Early Kalacuri forms), dwarfs (in many cases) with makaras in medallions between, and rich friezes with kirttimukhas and garlands. The pillars at the sides of the aisle also have complex purnaghata capitals, but a number are unfinished.

4128 (c2GlP2.jpg)
Main shrine

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana flanked by Bodhisattvas on either side of the doorway.

4129 (c2S2Imain.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Buddha seated in the bhadrasana pose upon a lion-throne showing the conventional rearing makaras (crocodiles) spouting birds' heads, leonine vyalas and crouching elephants at its sides, and running nagas at the throne back.

4130 (c2S2Imain2.jpg)
Seated Buddha on facade

Later donor images of seated Buddha flanked by standing Buddha.

4131 (c2VDl.jpg)
Dwarapala

Bodhisattva (left of doorway) with converging dwarfs above and on either side of which are seated Buddha images from a later date.

4132 (c2VDl2.jpg)
Bodhisattva Maitirya

Bodhisattva with cross-armed ayudhapurusa (right of doorway) with converging dwarfs above and to the right of which are seated Buddha images from a later date.

4133 (c2VDr.jpg)
Tara with attendants

Tara, with female attendants, is again seen among the sculptures, all or most surely intrusive, on the cave's north front wall, inside the cave.

4135 (c2W0Dl.jpg)
Sravasti miracle

Sravasti Miracles (of various sizes and shapes); Buddhas rather than bodhisattvas attend the central Buddha.

4136 (c2W0Dr.jpg)
WIndow panel

This window is on the right side of the main facade when viewed from outside. Tiers of seated Buddha in bhadrasana flanked by Bodhisattvas.

4137 (c2W0OlWl.jpg)
Window panel

This window is on the right side of the main facade when viewed from outside. Tiers of seated Buddha in bhadrasana flanked by Bodhisattvas.

4138 (c2W0OlWr.jpg)
Window panel

This window is on the right side of the main facade when viewed from outside. Tiers of seated Buddha in bhadrasana flanked by Bodhisattvas.

4139 (c2W0OrWr.jpg)
shrine

Subsidiary shrine to the right of the main shrine carved at the rear end of the gallery of Buddhas.

4140 (c2WbS1.jpg)
Subsidiary shrine to the left

Subsidiary shrine to the left of the main shrine carved at the rear end of the gallery of Buddhas.

4142 (c2WbS1D.jpg)
Shrine doorway (left)

The shrine doorway has flying couples on top and is flanked by standing bodhisattvas on either side. To the left is Avalokitesvara with his ascetics headdress, holding his long-stemmed lotus.

4143 (c2WbS2Dl.jpg)
Main shrine doorway detail

Main shrine doorway detail.

4145 (c2WbS2Dr.jpg)
Shrine to the right of the main shrine

Shrine to the right of the main shrine - located at the end of the corridor at the rear of Cave 2.

4152 (c2WbS3.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Buddha seated on lotus held up by Nagas; he is flanked by standing Buddhas on either side and Stupas on top.

4153 (c2WbS3AWl.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Buddha seated on lotus held up by Nagas; he is flanked by standing Buddhas on either side and Stupas on top.

4154 (c2WbS3AWr.jpg)
Doorway detail

One can see how their doors were fitted with pegged-on projections above and a carefully carved socket/receptacle below.

4155 (c2WbS3W0Dr.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Buddha in bhadrasana flanked by cauri bearers at the rear end of the left gallery.

4157 (c2Wl_galr.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Buddha in bhadrasana flanked by cauri bearers at the rear end of the left gallery.

4158 (c2Wl_galr2.jpg)
Seated

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4159 (c2WlI1.jpg)
Seated

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4161 (c2WlI2.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4162 (c2WlI3.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4163 (c2WlI3b.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down, not carved) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side (incomplete).

4164 (c2WlI4.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down, not carved) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side (incomplete).

4165 (c2WlI5.jpg)
Pillar capital

Pillar capital detail and the lintel above.

4166 (c2WlP1P2_lintel.jpg)
Lintel detail

Lintel running along the gallery over the columns.

4167 (c2WlP1P2_lintel2.jpg)
Plinth detail

4168 (c2WlP2_plinth.jpg)
Seated

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4169 (c2Wr_gall.jpg)
Seated

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4170 (c2WrI1.jpg)
Seated

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4171 (c2WrI1b.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4172 (c2WrI2.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4173 (c2WrI3.jpg)
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha in bhadrasana (feet down) pose at the rear of a high plinth or "gallery" running from the front of the cave to the back on either side. Seated on lion thrones, with conventionally elaborate backs, they are attended by cauri-bearing bodhisattvas and flying dwarfs or couples above. Their incantatory solemnity is relieved by the playful dwarfs that decorate their platform.

4175 (c2WrI5galr.jpg)
Facade

4176 (cave2facade.jpg)
General view

General view of cave 2 through cave 9.

3647 (cBF2.jpg)
General view

General view of cave 2 through cave 9.

3648 (cBF3.jpg)

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