Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Kahjuraho, Jain Temple: Paravanatha Temple, doorway.

This item is provided for research purposes. Contact the Australian National University Archives at for permission to use.

Download (15.63 MB)

CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Kahjuraho, Jain Temple: Paravanatha Temple, doorway.
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Central India & Western India-- Khajuraho;architecture;stone sculpture;slide set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: the resemblance to ivory carving is seen in each detail of the Paravanatha Temple at Kahjuraho. Suppleness and grace are also characteristic features, especially in the statuettes like those visible at the foot of the door jamb. We notice, too, that one column is left relatively undecorated while the other has an elaborate capital. This is probably due to the fact that the temple was not quite finished in King Dhanga's reign, for the unfinished left column is similar to the right in basic form, and it is likely that the capital decorations were separately attached. The subjects for the carvings are the familiar Yaksha and Yakshi guardians in their appointed positions at the door, while all around the entrance small panels of lesser deities, some housed in lantern-like niches, are carved in the frame. Just inside the door we can see an image of one of the Jaina 'saviors' or Tirthankaras seated in the yogi-ascetic posture.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1224


File Description SizeFormat Image
ANUA_682_1224.tif15.63 MBTIFFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator