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Ellora Cave Temples
Cave 30
Porch on the south - entrance

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Seated Mahavira

The small somewhat separate structure at the very front of the cave now contains three over life size representations of Mahavira with dhyanasana and dhyanamudra, and with three lions under the throne, at the right (south) and a twelve armed seated goddess (Chakreshwari) with various attributes seated over a Garuda (with a Jina above her) at the left.

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Seated Mahavira

The small somewhat separate structure at the very front of the cave now contains three over life size representations of Mahavira with dhyanasana and dhyanamudra, and with three lions under the throne, at the right (south) and a twelve armed seated goddess (Chakreshwari) with various attributes seated over a Garuda (with a Jina above her) at the left.

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Seated Mahavira

The small somewhat separate structure at the very front of the cave now contains three over life size representations of Mahavira with dhyanasana and dhyanamudra, and with three lions under the throne, at the right (south) and a twelve armed seated goddess (Chakreshwari) with various attributes seated over a Garuda (with a Jina above her) at the left.

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Seated Mahavira

The small somewhat separate structure at the very front of the cave now contains three over life size representations of Mahavira with dhyanasana and dhyanamudra, and with three lions under the throne, at the right (south) and a twelve armed seated goddess (Chakreshwari) with various attributes seated over a Garuda (with a Jina above her) at the left.

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Chakreshwari

The small somewhat separate structure at the very front of the cave now contains three over life size representations of Mahavira and at the right (south) a twelve armed seated goddess (Chakreshwari) with various attributes seated over a Garuda (with a Jina above her) at the left. As she hold numerous "chakra" weapons, she is called Chakreshwari. She comes to the aid of those who hold on to the truth and Jain principles. Acharya Vasunandi's Pradishtasara Sangrah describes her as one with twelve hands. Eight of which hold chakra weapons, two hands hold the vajrayuda and one of the other two hands hold a Pomegranate fruit and the other hand shows Vara mudhra. Chakra weapons signify countless powers and vajra weapons signify limitless willpower. Vara mudhra signifies benevolence and the fruit denotes benefits bestowed. Her vahana is Garuda.

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Chakreshwari

The small somewhat separate structure at the very front of the cave now contains three over life size representations of Mahavira and at the right (south) a twelve armed seated goddess (Chakreshwari) with various attributes seated over a Garuda (with a Jina above her) at the left. As she hold numerous "chakra" weapons, she is called Chakreshwari. She comes to the aid of those who hold on to the truth and Jain principles. Acharya Vasunandi's Pradishtasara Sangrah describes her as one with twelve hands. Eight of which hold chakra weapons, two hands hold the vajrayuda and one of the other two hands hold a Pomegranate fruit and the other hand shows Vara mudhra. Chakra weapons signify countless powers and vajra weapons signify limitless willpower. Vara mudhra signifies benevolence and the fruit denotes benefits bestowed. Her vahana is Garuda.

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Right cave entrance (right wall)

Seated and standing Jinas

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Right cave entrance (left wall)

Seated and standing Jinas with standing Parsvanath and seated Rsabhanath.

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Right cave entrance

Pillars with fine cushion capital and associated pilasters.

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Right cave entrance

Pillars with fine cushion capital and associated pilasters and lotus ceiling; looking into the south porch entrance.

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Sarvanabhuti and Ambika

Left and right wall of the entrance to the vestibule.

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Sarvanabhuti (left wall)

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Ambika (Right wall)

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Kamatha's attack on Parsvanath in the antechamber (left wall)

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Penance of Bahubali in the antechamber (right wall)

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Main shrine (right cave) - Seated Jina

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Right cave facade

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Right cave lotus ceiling

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Main Porch with partial view of the south porch

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Exterior wall of the main mandapa

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South porch with dwarapalas at the entrance

The south (right) porch has various familiar motifs to the main porch. It has two relatively small (i.e. only life size) dvarapalas, with maces, as protective attendants. The doorway has the familiar five shrinelets.

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Exterior wall of the main mandapa

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Exterior wall detail and view of the South porch

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View of the main shikhara

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Exterior view

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Exterior view

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Cave at sunset

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Shikhara detail

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Shikhara detail

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Seated Jina with cauri bearer

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North porch

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Exterior shikhara detail

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Exterior detail

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incomplete cave

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Exterior detail

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Exterior detail

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Exterior detail

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Chhota Kailash - Porch

The projecting main porch (one of three) is fronted by two elaborate cushion-capitalled pillars, between which are high monolithic benches or seats.

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Dancing figure

These dancing figures may have been part of the initial Brahmanical program of this temple and were the images of dancing Siva later modified to fit into the Jaina scheme.

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Dancing figure

These dancing figures may have been part of the initial Brahmanical program of this temple and were the images of dancing Siva later modified to fit into the Jaina scheme.

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Exterior wall of the Porch

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North porch with five shrinelet lintel over the doorway

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Exterior detail

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Exterior detail

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Front Porch with elaborate doorway

The doorway, announced by an elaborate candrasila and lotus medallion on the ceiling, has five-shrinelet lintel, each shrinelet containing a seated or standing Jina. Flying couples soar upward and across toward another Jina at the doorway

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Seated female figure (goddess?)

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Dwarapala - front porch

These dwarapalas are in the Chalukyan style and are very similar to the ones seen in Kailasa temple.

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Dwarapala - front porch

These dwarapalas are in the Chalukyan style and are very similar to the ones seen in Kailasa temple.

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Dwarapala - front porch

These dwarapalas are in the Chalukyan style and are very similar to the ones seen in Kailasa temple.

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Lotus on ceiling on the porch

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Lotus detail

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Main hall

The mandapa contains a series of niches mostly filled with large images of jinas and female figures on all sides. The sixteen highly wrought pillars, with elaborate cushion capitals and assertively projecting bases, are disposed like those of the Kailasa Temple, in groups of four, thus emphasizing the structure.

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Seated Jina

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Standing Jina - Parsvanath

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Seated Jina

Seated Jina under triple umbrellas; another seated (smaller) beneath shows abhaya mudra.

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Seated Jina (left wall first figure)

Seated Jina under triple umbrella, with one seated Jina in dhyana mudra below and one above.

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Seated Jina (left wall second figure)

Seated Jina under triple umbrella, with one seated Jina in dhyana mudra below and one above.

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Seated Jina (left wall third figure)

Seated Jina (Mahavira?) with Mahavira above and eroded Jina below.

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Right wall

Mahavira seated, with two standing Jinas beneath and seated below.

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Seated Jina (right wall)

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Seated Jina (right wall)

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Seated Jina (right wall)

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Standing Parsvanath (rear wall)

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Seated Jina

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Seated Jina

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Standing Jina with seated Jina above (rear wall)

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Pillar details

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Pillar details

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Pillar details

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Pillar details

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Seated Jina (left wall second figure)

Seated Jina under triple umbrella, with one seated Jina in dhyana mudra below and one above.

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Mandapa

The mandapa contains a series of niches mostly filled with large images of jinas and female figures on all sides. The sixteen highly wrought pillars, with elaborate cushion capitals and assertively projecting bases, are disposed like those of the Kailasa Temple, in groups of four, thus emphasizing the structure.

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Mandapa

The mandapa contains a series of niches mostly filled with large images of jinas and female figures on all sides. The sixteen highly wrought pillars, with elaborate cushion capitals and assertively projecting bases, are disposed like those of the Kailasa Temple, in groups of four, thus emphasizing the structure.

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Makara torana detail (right)

Elaborate double makara arch with female brackets (one broken) supported the arch from below.

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Standing Jina

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Standing Jina

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Seated Mahavira - main shrine

Seated figure of Mahavira in the central shrine. His throne is supported by three lions--the central one facing forward.

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Seated Mahavira - main shrine

Seated figure of Mahavira in the central shrine. His throne is supported by three lions--the central one facing forward. In the sky above, a celestial plays a drum, at the right; at the left an arm holding out a cymbal can be seen, but it is disembodied. Large cauri bearers, along with various male and female attendants, flank the main image. He is flanked by seated goddesses, while two other seated goddesses, along with four seated Tirthankaras are carved on the left and right walls.

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Seated Jinas

Main shrine, right of central figure.

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Seated Jinas

Main shrine, right of central figure.

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Seated Jina and Chakreshwari

Wall to the left of the central figure in the main shrine

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Cauri bearer and flying figures

To the right of the central figure in the main shrine.

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Cauri bearer and flying figures

To the left of the central figure in the main shrine.

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Seated Mahavira - central figure

Main shrine.

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Seated Mahavira - central figure

Main shrine.

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General view

The porch and the main mandapa are clearly visible in this image.

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General view from top

The main mandapa seen from top.

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General view from top

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General view from top

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General view from top

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General view

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General view

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General view from top

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General view with details

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General view with details

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Exterior details of the porch

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Facade detail

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Landscape around the cave

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General view showing porch on the south

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