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Ellora Cave Temples
Cave 9
Bodhisattava

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara (seen here) is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva, similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Buddha

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha (seen here) with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva, similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Bodhisattva with flying couples above

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva (seen here), similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Buddha

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha (seen here) with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva, similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Caves 8 and 9 facade

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Caves 8 and 9 facade

View of Caves 8 and 9 with elaborate facade of cave 9.

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Facade

Cave 9's elaborate upper facade levels contain a series of six seated Buddhas in ornate arches, in a sequence of three, two, and one, reading from bottom to top. Playful dwarfs and supporting yakshas appear between the arches, while bhadrasana Buddhas, probably the ""Seven Historical Buddhas", alternate with standing bodhisattvas, in the frieze below.

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Pillar detail

The pillars fronting this shrine area, with their simple but effective scroll forms at the top, show the "unfinished medallion" motif found in Cave 10 and in the somewhat later Caves 11 and 12. Loving couples are carved in the eight central panels of the right pillar but not on all of those at the left, suggests that the decoration of the pillars and pilasters was still in process when work stopped.

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Seated Buddha

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha (seen here) with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva, similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Bodhisattva - Avalokitesvara

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara (seen here) is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva, similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Ceiling detail

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Facada

Cave 9's elaborate upper facade levels contain a series of six seated Buddhas in ornate arches, in a sequence of three, two, and one, reading from bottom to top. Playful dwarfs and supporting yakshas appear between the arches, while bhadrasana Buddhas, probably the ""Seven Historical Buddhas", alternate with standing bodhisattvas, in the frieze below.

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Avalokitesvara bodhisattva

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara (seen here) is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva, similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Avalokitesvara bodhisattva

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara (seen here) is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva, similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Pillar detail

The pillars fronting this shrine area, with their simple but effective scroll forms at the top, show the "unfinished medallion" motif found in Cave 10 and in the somewhat later Caves 11 and 12. Loving couples are carved in the eight central panels of the right pillar but not on all of those at the left, suggests that the decoration of the pillars and pilasters was still in process when work stopped.

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Bodhisattva

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva (seen here), similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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Bodhisattva

In the triad of niches within the cave, where many traces of paint remain, the central bhadrasana Buddha with flying siddhis above sits upon a conventional lions throne. Avalokitesvara is placed in the niche at the left, with dwarfs above, and two female attendants; with Buddha in his jata headdress, a rosary in his broken proper right hand, the long-stemmed lotus, and the antelope skin. The right bodhisattva (seen here), similarly attended, has a stupa in his crown.

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