Kailasanatha, Dome of the Vimana
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Kailasanatha, Dome of the Vimana|
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
|Keywords:||Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora-- Kailasanatha Temple|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||This dome belongs to the same type as that of the Kailasanatha|
it is octagonal and has, on each of the four corners of the platform on which the dome rests, a carved Nandin. The sanctuary has three receding storeys, decorated with miniature models of buildings and supported by Dravidian-type pilasters. The base of each side of the dome is decorated with a kudu. The roof of each storey has friezes carved with animals. The finial of the dome has disappeared.
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-1430|
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