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Ellora. Cave 14, Called Ravana Ka Khai.

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Title: Ellora. Cave 14, Called Ravana Ka Khai.
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This Brahmanical cave contains 16 pillars. The hall measures 53' by 55' from in front of the sanctuary, which contains an ambulatory. The north and south walls are divided into panels, separated by half-columns or pilasters with bases decorated with figures on bas-relief. The centre of the panels contains large sculptures in haut-relief, depicting different forms of Siva and Visnu. On the north wall we see Visnu in his form of the Boar, rescuing the Earth from universal destruction. He has placed his left foot on Ananta and is holding the vaisnavite disc in his uplifted right hand. Supplicant nagas surround him.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1386


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