rock-cut architecture

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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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  Berkson, Carmel. 1999. Elephanta: The Cave of Shiva. Motilal Banarasidass. Delhi.   Burgess, James. 1883. Report on the Elura Cave Temples and the Brahamanical and Jaina Caves in Western India. Archaeological Survey of India Vo. V. Tribüner & Co. Ludgate Hill. London.   Collins, Charles…
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The rock-cut monuments of western India occupy a significant position in the history of Indian art and architecture. While the tradition of rock-cut architecture appears to have been discontinuous and scattered in the rest of India, it flourished without interruption in western India for a period…
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Deepak Kannal
An Introduction to the Caves    Ellora, locally known as Verul and mentioned as Elapura in medieval literature, is a group of 34 rock-cut caves in the mountain ranges of Satpuda, about 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India.   It is the only cave complex where cave temples of all…
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