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Ellora Cave Temples
Cave 6
Mandala (left of main seated Buddha)

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas (as seen here). Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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Mandala (right of main seated Buddha)

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas (as seen here). Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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Sculptural panel inside the main shrine

On the shrine's front wall, inside at the left, there is a panel of a teaching Buddha in padmasana, and another, just below, showing a seated female with nagarakesara flower.

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Bodhisattva (right)

Bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas on either side.

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Bodhisattva (left)

Bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas on either side.

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Residence cell

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Residence cell

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Residence cell

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Shrine doorway detail

The shrine doorway has a highly elaborate structure with five "pavilions", each holding a seated Buddha at the top, females attending it at this same level, and assertive cushion-capitaled demi-pillars suggesting an architectonic support.

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Central shrine

The pillars and pilasters in this central shrine show fine purnaghata capitals, with dwarfs sitting on the tops of the bases and animal riders on the extensions of the capitals above.

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View of central shrine - facade

The pillars and pilasters in this central shrine show fine purnaghata capitals, with dwarfs sitting on the tops of the bases and animal riders on the extensions of the capitals above.

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Residence cell

In its original form, Cave 6 consisted of a central pillared hall leading to a shrine, with two large lateral wings containing residence cells, six on the left and three on the right.

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Residence cell

In its original form, Cave 6 consisted of a central pillared hall leading to a shrine, with two large lateral wings containing residence cells, six on the left and three on the right.

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Residence cell

In its original form, Cave 6 consisted of a central pillared hall leading to a shrine, with two large lateral wings containing residence cells, six on the left and three on the right.

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View of the courtyard from central shrine

The outer courtyard once had beams spanning from one column to the other as evidenced by the beam sockets (seen here) just over the column capitals. The wooden ceiling is now all but gone.

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View of the residence cell

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Pillar detail

The pillars and pilasters in this central shrine show fine purnaghata capitals, with dwarfs sitting on the tops of the bases and animal riders on the extensions of the capitals above.

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Pilaster detail

The pillars and pilasters in this central shrine show fine purnaghata capitals, with dwarfs sitting on the tops of the bases and animal riders on the extensions of the capitals above.

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Central shrine

The pillars and pilasters in this central shrine show fine purnaghata capitals, with dwarfs sitting on the tops of the bases and animal riders on the extensions of the capitals above.

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Central shrine

The pillars and pilasters in this central shrine show fine purnaghata capitals, with dwarfs sitting on the tops of the bases and animal riders on the extensions of the capitals above.

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Residence cell

In its original form, Cave 6 consisted of a central pillared hall leading to a shrine, with two large lateral wings containing residence cells, six on the left and three on the right.

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Central shrine flanked by Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani

The pillars and pilasters in this central shrine show fine purnaghata capitals, with dwarfs sitting on the tops of the bases and animal riders on the extensions of the capitals above. The familiar bodhisattva Avalokitesvara stands in his accustomed position, flanking the shrine doorway at the left, and holding a particularly elaborate stemmed lotus. He has the rosary, antelope skin, and Amitabha Buddha image in his jata headdress. Male and female attendants stand beside him, the females carefully turned toward the shrine, and dwarfs converge upon him from beneath the luxuriant foliate motifs and festoons above. The other bodhisattva, with a stupa in his crown, may be identified as Vajrapani since his attendant wears a vajra (thunderbolt) in his headdress.

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Mandala (left of main seated Buddha)

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas (as seen here). Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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Mandala (right of main seated Buddha)

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas (as seen here). Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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Seated Buddha in the main shrine

Bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas

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Tara

On the adjacent left wall of the main shrine is the female bodhisattvas Tara, holding a lotus, and with a stupa in her headdress; she is attended by dwarfs above, an ascetic at her left, and a female at her right. She has an elaborate arch raised by decorative pilasters, above.

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Facade

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Seated Buddha in bhadrasana

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Tara

On the adjacent left wall of the main shrine is the female bodhisattvas Tara, holding a lotus, and with a stupa in her headdress; she is attended by dwarfs above, an ascetic at her left, and a female at her right. She has an elaborate arch raised by decorative pilasters, above.

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walk through passage with columns

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walk through passage with columns

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Mahamayuri

On the right wall of the main shrine area on the opposite wall from Tara is Mahamayuri, shown with her peacock, and with an unusual representation of a sage reading a book, as well as dwarfs above and a female attendant. She has an elaborate arch raised by decorative pilasters, above.

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Main shrine doorway and seated Buddha

The shrine doorway has a highly elaborate structure with five "pavilions", each holding a seated Buddha at the top, females attending it at this same level, and assertive cushion-capitaled demi-pillars suggesting an architectonic support.

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Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara stands flanking the shrine doorway at the left, and holding a particularly elaborate stemmed lotus. He has the rosary, antelope skin, and Amitabha Buddha image in his jata headdress. Male and female attendants stand beside him, the females carefully turned toward the shrine, and dwarfs converge upon him from beneath the luxuriant foliate motifs and festoons above.

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Bodhisattva - Vajrapani

This bodhisattva, with a stupa in his crown flanks the right side of the main shrine doorway and may be identified as Vajrapani since his attendant wears a vajra (thunderbolt) in his headdress.

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Bodhisattva - Vajrapani detail

This bodhisattva, with a stupa in his crown flanks the right side of the main shrine doorway and may be identified as Vajrapani since his attendant wears a vajra (thunderbolt) in his headdress.

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Seated Buddha

Bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas

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Sculptural panel inside the main shrine

On the shrine's front wall, inside at the left, there is a panel of a teaching Buddha in padmasana, and another, just below, showing a seated female with nagarakesara flower.

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Bodhisattva (left)

Bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas

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Flying couples (left)

Flying couples to the left of the main seated Buddha image in the central shrine.

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Mandala (left of main seated Buddha)

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas (as seen here). Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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Mandala (left of main seated Buddha)

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas (as seen here). Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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Mandala and devotee panel details

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas. Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras. The lower most panel has devotees facing the main image of Buddha.

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Bodhisattva (right)

Bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas on either side.

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Flying couples over Seated Buddha (right)

Main shrine

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Mandala to the right of main Buddha shrine

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas. Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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Mandala to the right of main Buddha shrine

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas. Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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Mandala to the right of main Buddha shrine

The shrine is particularly interesting since besides the expected bhadrasana Buddha on his conventional but elaborate lion-throne, and the expected attendant bodhisattvas there are mandalas. Each mandala is composed of nine seated Buddhas, on the left and right shrine walls. The Buddhas all sit against simplified thrones, decorated with vyalas and makaras.

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