Jaina

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Priya Sarukkai Chabria
  The rapture of translating into contemporary English the sacred songs of 8th-century girl mystic Andal is narrated as a passionate enquiry into the unfolding wonders and complexities of an earlier artistic and equally rigorous tradition—that of Sangam (2nd century BCE—4th century CE) Tamil…
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Jayaram Poduval
When you look at Ellora in the context of Indian cave temple architecture, it is very significant since it is a kind of culmination—the zenith of cave architecture in India. As we know, cave architecture in India began with the Lomas Rishi cave in Bihar. Then you have all the activity in western…
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Deepak Kannal
  Ellora is perhaps one of the most fascinating sites in India. Nowhere else would you be able to find the monuments of all the major religions of ancient India in one place. There are Buddhist (Mahayana and Vajrayana), Brahminical and Jain caves. So all these things together make it very exciting…
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Jayaram Poduval
  General introduction   The celebrated group of cave-temples at Ellora is located twenty-six kilometers north of Aurangabad. The monuments [34 caves] are excavated out of the vertical face of the Khuldabad escarpment to face westwards. They extend in a north-south line, and are numbered in a…
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Viraj Shah
  Away from the bustle of pilgrims and tourists around the famous Buddhist and Brahmanical caves at Ellora lies a cluster of five Jaina caves, right at the northern end of the hill range. These caves, excavated in the 9th century CE, signify the last major phase of religious and artistic activity…
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