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The caves at Ellora are affiliated with three of India’s religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff
At 216 feet high, the Rajarajesvara temple is a sight to behold.
The Hindu preserver Vishnu is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu pantheon. His portrayal here is standard: a royal figure standing tall, crowned and bejeweled, in keeping with his role as king and preserver of order within the universe. He carries a gada (mace) and chakra (disc) in his hands. The other […]
Was the 10th century Chola queen, Sembiyan Mahadevi, so beloved, she was depicted as a goddess?
The great goddess Durga slays the buffalo demon Mahishasura in a 7th century rock-cut temple in Mamallapuram, India.
A temple with three shrines, this majestic complex faces the sea and features a rich sculptural program.
This extraordinary carving is one of the largest relief sculptures in the world. Scholars still debate its meaning.
Beautiful women and loving couples adorn this temple. Together, they symbolize fertility, growth, and divine union.
Caught in a moment of his dance, this many-limbed figure embodies Hindu ideals of beauty and physical perfection.