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Ellora Cave Temples
Cave 7
Tara

The single image at the right of the shrine doorway is probably a later intrusion, but of considerable interest, since it shows the goddess Tara, seated in a relaxed pose (lalitasana?) supported by nagas.

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Tara

The single image at the right of the shrine doorway is probably a later intrusion, but of considerable interest, since it shows the goddess Tara, seated in a relaxed pose (lalitasana?) supported by nagas.

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Facade

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Central hall with monk cells

Cave 7, a large cave "supported" by only four simple square pillars of a very "reduced" design. Neither the twelve cells nor the shrine, defined only by a slightly more complex doorway, were ever finished.

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Central hall with monk cells

One of the doors of the monk cell leads to the adjacent cave (seen here with a wire mesh screen door. It seems that cave 7 was contemporaneous with the adjacent Cave 8, where the cells at the right were apparently omitted because of Cave 7's proximity and priority. A passage in this same wall, perhaps an aborted cell, connects the two excavations, apparently incorporating Cave 7's unfinished Cell.

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Tara

The single image at the right of the shrine doorway is probably a later intrusion, but of considerable interest, since it shows the goddess Tara, seated in a relaxed pose (lalitasana?) supported by nagas.

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8 results in Cave 7: