Saturday, July 9, 2016

Ellora; The Artistic Buddhist cave 10 (The Vishwakarma)

In continuation to my earlier post on,
Ancient Ellora Cave temples; Ravan Ki Khai (cave 14) and Dasavatara (cave 15) cave temples, today's post is on Buddhist caves in Ellora.

This double storied Vishwakarma (Cave 10), Buddhist cave in Ellora dates back to the 7th century AD. The construction on the roof, the stone ribs, almost look like they are wooden ... so artistic.

This is the only Buddhist cave in Ellora to have a  prayer hall with a Stupa.

This cave has beautiful carvings, and is one of the most visited Buddhist caves in Ellora.

Entrance to Cave 10

The roof is carved out of stone 

Structures on the pillars

Upper story of Cave 10

Another Buddhist cave next to cave 10
The entrance of another Buddhist cave
next to cave 10


rupam sarma said...


the untourists said...

I have always been mesmerised by these caves...

Ranjana Jha said...

@Rupam, Thanks so much!

@the untourists, yes, these caves are out of the world, Ellora has some amazing sculptures!