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Ellora Cave Temples
Cave 19
Facade

1914 (_CAV2215.jpg)
Main hall

Main hall with 12 columns

1915 (_CAV2216.jpg)
Main hall

1916 (_CAV2217.jpg)
Main hall

1917 (_CAV2218.jpg)
1 of 2>>Lakulisa

Just as on the entablature of Cave 21, the Lakulisa image here forms the "centerpiece" between panels (here mostly incomplete) on either side. He holds the expected club (lakula) and has the urdhvalingam (erect phallus) often found in such depictions. Probably because of space restraints, only two of his normally four disciples are shown, along with two flying figures above.

1918 (_CAV2219.jpg)
Dwarapala

Dwarapala on the left of the main shrine doorway.

1919 (_CAV2220.jpg)
Dwarapala

Dwarapala on the left of the main shrine doorway.

1920 (_CAV2221.jpg)
Dwarapala

Dwarapala on the left of the main shrine doorway.

1921 (_CAV2222.jpg)
Dwarapala

Dwarapala on the left of the main shrine doorway.

1922 (_CAV2223.jpg)
Dwarapala

Dwarapala on the left of the main shrine doorway.

1923 (_CAV2224.jpg)
Shrine doorway

Dwarapala on the right of the main shrine doorway. The entrance to the shrine, as in Cave 20, was raised up very high, apparently to avoid a bad flaw which runs just below the top of the high but simple candrasila, from which steps rise to the shrine doorway. The latter is decorated with conventional floral bands like those in Cave 20, but somewhat less complex. All ultimately derive from Vakataka--and earlier--prototypes.

1924 (_CAV2225.jpg)
Dwarapala

Dwarapala on the right of the main shrine doorway.

1925 (_CAV2226.jpg)
Dwarapala

Dwarapala on the right of the main shrine doorway.

1926 (_CAV2227.jpg)
Pillar detail

1927 (_CAV2228.jpg)
Main shrine doorway

The entrance to the shrine, as in Cave 20, was raised up very high, apparently to avoid a bad flaw which runs just below the top of the high but simple candrasila, from which steps rise to the shrine doorway. The latter is decorated with conventional floral bands like those in Cave 20, but somewhat less complex. All ultimately derive from Vakataka--and earlier--prototypes.

1928 (_CAV2229.jpg)
Lingam

1929 (_CAV2230.jpg)
Kirtimukha

Placed on the step of main shrine doorway.

1930 (_CAV2231.jpg)
Lingam

A massive square pitha (typical of the Kalachuri period) holds the large lingam and is composed of a square base with a rounded top.

1931 (_CAV2232.jpg)
Lingam

A massive square pitha (typical of the Kalachuri period) holds the large lingam and is composed of a square base with a rounded top.

1932 (_CAV2233.jpg)
Lingam

A massive square pitha (typical of the Kalachuri period) holds the large lingam and is composed of a square base with a rounded top.

1933 (_CAV2234.jpg)
Lingam

A massive square pitha (typical of the Kalachuri period) holds the large lingam and is composed of a square base with a rounded top.

1934 (_CAV2235.jpg)
Facade

5273 (c19F.jpg)
Main hall

With 12 columns

5274 (c19F2.jpg)
Main hall

5275 (c19F3.jpg)
<<2 of 2Lakulisa

Just as on the entablature of Cave 21, the Lakulisa image here forms the "centerpiece" between panels (here mostly incomplete) on either side. He holds the expected club (lakula) and has the urdhvalingam (erect phallus) often found in such depictions. Probably because of space restraints, only two of his normally four disciples are shown, along with two flying figures above.

5276 (c19H_lakulisa.jpg)
Main mandapa with pillars

5277 (c19Hl.jpg)
Pillar detail

5278 (c19HP.jpg)
Lingam

A massive square pitha (typical of the Kalachuri period) holds the large lingam and is composed of a square base with a rounded top.

5279 (c19S_linga.jpg)
1 of 2>>Shrine doorway

The entrance to the shrine, as in Cave 20, was raised up very high, apparently to avoid a bad flaw which runs just below the top of the high but simple candrasila, from which steps rise to the shrine doorway. The latter is decorated with conventional floral bands like those in Cave 20, but somewhat less complex. All ultimately derive from Vakataka--and earlier--prototypes.

5280 (c19SD.jpg)
<<2 of 2Shrine doorway

The entrance to the shrine, as in Cave 20, was raised up very high, apparently to avoid a bad flaw which runs just below the top of the high but simple candrasila, from which steps rise to the shrine doorway. The latter is decorated with conventional floral bands like those in Cave 20, but somewhat less complex. All ultimately derive from Vakataka--and earlier--prototypes.

5281 (c19SD2.jpg)
Dwarapala (left of main shrine doorway)

5282 (c19SDl.jpg)
Dwarapala (left of main shrine doorway)

5283 (c19SDr.jpg)
Dwarapala (right of main shrine doorway)

5284 (c19SDr2.jpg)

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