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Kailasanatha temple from the southeast. c. 750-850.

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Title: Kailasanatha temple from the southeast. c. 750-850.
Author(s): Zimmer, Heinrich Robert
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora-- Kailasanatha Temple;architecture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: The profile of the building, with its central spires somewhat above the summits of the roofs of the mandapa, and Nandi porch, seems to follow the actual contour of the real Mt. Kailasa in the Himalayas. The dependence of the architect. form on Pallava prototypes is especially evident in the terraced spire that has for its ultimate model the Dhramaraja [sic] rath at Mamallapuram. Characteristic of this Dravidian style are the replicas or refrains of the finial on the lower levels of the terraced pyramid. Actually, the arrangement of sanctuary, porches, and Nandi pavilion is distinctly reminiscent of the Virupaksha temple at Pattadakal ...(Rowland p. 184)
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1415


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