Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jain cave temples Ellora, India

   Jain Cave temple 32 

This post combines together the cave temples 32 to 34 that belongs to the Jain group of cave temples in Ellora. These cave temples date back to the 9th and 10th century AD, and belong to the Digambar sect of Jainism. The caves 32 to 34 are interconnected, you can easily do the three caves in one go, and they are worth it.My earlier posts were on the Buddhist group and the Brahmanical group of cave temples in Ellora.

These cave temples are a must visit not only for the sculptures, but for the carvings on the pillars and walls, the beautiful and detailed work, and remnants of beautiful paintings that you may chance upon.

My next post will be on the paintings on the walls and ceilings of the Jain cave temples. Most of them are damaged, and many of them are not so clear, I wish I had seen them in their glory!

Matanga, God of wealth on the left above,and Ambica, Goddess of prosperity on the right. Matanga was earlier incorrectly identified as Indra and that is why locally this was known as Indra sabha.

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