Incredible India: Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

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Ellora Caves, Maharashtra, West India. These are a group of rock-cut monuments consisting of 34 cave structures excavated out of the vertical face of Charanandri hills. They were built by Rashtrakutas (mostly) in between 5 – 10 CE. There were living quarters, sleeping quarters, rooms, kitchens, Hindu/Buddhist/Jain Temples, etc. within these multi-story carved monuments. One¬†specialty¬†of these sculptures, some of which were carved over many generations, is: they were sculpted to resemble shapes made of wood. More…

Photo by Soumitra Inamdar (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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