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Ellora Cave Temples
Cave 18
1 of 2>>Facade

From the enclosed court with the Nandi shrine one approaches the hall via a short flight of steps bounded by massive (now ruinous) balustrades. Within the wide porch, at the left and right, there are large platforms, raised and fronted by candrasilas.

1935 (_CAV2236.jpg)
Facade

From the enclosed court with the Nandi shrine one approaches the hall via a short flight of steps bounded by massive (now ruinous) balustrades. Within the wide porch, at the left and right, there are large platforms, raised and fronted by candrasilas.

1936 (_CAV2237.jpg)
<<2 of 2Facade

From the enclosed court with the Nandi shrine one approaches the hall via a short flight of steps bounded by massive (now ruinous) balustrades. Within the wide porch, at the left and right, there are large platforms, raised and fronted by candrasilas.

1937 (_CAV2238.jpg)
Facade

From the enclosed court with the Nandi shrine one approaches the hall via a short flight of steps bounded by massive (now ruinous) balustrades. Within the wide porch, at the left and right, there are large platforms, raised and fronted by candrasilas.

1938 (_CAV2239.jpg)
Enclosed court

From the enclosed court with the Nandi shrine one approaches the hall via a short flight of steps bounded by massive (now ruinous) balustrades. Within the wide porch, at the left and right, there are large platforms, raised and fronted by candrasilas.

1939 (_CAV2240.jpg)
Side chamber

The pillarless chambers at either side of the court were probably afterthoughts, and never fully rendered, for they have no normal means of access, and the cells onto which they open are barely penetrated.

1940 (_CAV2241.jpg)
Side chamber

The pillarless chambers at either side of the court were probably afterthoughts, and never fully rendered, for they have no normal means of access, and the cells onto which they open are barely penetrated.

1941 (_CAV2242.jpg)
Main hall

The plan of the cave is simple and functional, with a four-pillared porch (or porch-like hall) leading to a two-pillared shrine antechamber and lingam shrine behind.

1942 (_CAV2243.jpg)
Main hall

The plan of the cave is simple and functional, with a four-pillared porch (or porch-like hall) leading to a two-pillared shrine antechamber and lingam shrine behind.

1943 (_CAV2244.jpg)
Main hall

The plan of the cave is simple and functional, with a four-pillared porch (or porch-like hall) leading to a two-pillared shrine antechamber and lingam shrine behind.

1944 (_CAV2245.jpg)
Lingam

Although an extremely plain cave, it has sufficient features to identify it as an eighth century Rastrakuta conception. This is particularly evident from the late circular form of the pitha in the shrine, and the octagonal section that since Early Kalacuri times has been added to the mid-section of the lingam.

1945 (_CAV2246.jpg)
Lingam

Although an extremely plain cave, it has sufficient features to identify it as an eighth century Rastrakuta conception. This is particularly evident from the late circular form of the pitha in the shrine, and the octagonal section that since Early Kalacuri times has been added to the mid-section of the lingam.

1946 (_CAV2247.jpg)
Lingam

Although an extremely plain cave, it has sufficient features to identify it as an eighth century Rastrakuta conception. This is particularly evident from the late circular form of the pitha in the shrine, and the octagonal section that since Early Kalacuri times has been added to the mid-section of the lingam.

1947 (_CAV2248.jpg)
Lingam

Although an extremely plain cave, it has sufficient features to identify it as an eighth century Rastrakuta conception. This is particularly evident from the late circular form of the pitha in the shrine, and the octagonal section that since Early Kalacuri times has been added to the mid-section of the lingam.

1948 (_CAV2249.jpg)
Main hall

The plan of the cave is simple and functional, with a four-pillared porch (or porch-like hall) leading to a two-pillared shrine antechamber and lingam shrine behind.

1949 (_CAV2250.jpg)


Although an extremely plain cave, it has sufficient features to identify it as an eighth century Rastrakuta conception. This is particularly evident from the late circular form of the pitha in the shrine, and the octagonal section that since Early Kalacuri times has been added to the mid-section of the lingam.

5269 (c18_lingam.jpg)
Facade

From the enclosed court with the Nandi shrine one approaches the hall via a short flight of steps bounded by massive (now ruinous) balustrades. Within the wide porch, at the left and right, there are large platforms, raised and fronted by candrasilas.

5270 (c18F.jpg)
Main hall

The plan of the cave is simple and functional, with a four-pillared porch (or porch-like hall) leading to a two-pillared shrine antechamber and lingam shrine behind.

5271 (c18SD.jpg)

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