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Plan of upper storey

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Title: Plan of upper storey
Author(s): Rowland, Benjamin
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora-- Kailasanatha Temple;architecture;diagrams/drawings;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: The Kailasa temple is ded. To Siva, who is enshrined as a giant lingam in the innermost sanctuary. Monument intended as an architectural replica of the sacred Mount Kailasa, on the summit of which is Siva's eternal home. On 25-feet high podium, the essential plan is of a cella preceded by a spacious hall with pillared mandapas extending as transepts to east and west. In front of the porch on the main axis is a shrine for Sivas bull Nandi.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1412


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