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Ajanta Cave 2
The sculptural relief consists of lotus medallion in a mandala pattern. Two figures flank the sides of the relief.
Ajanta Cave 2
The painting on the cave wall depicts several seated half-clothed figures inside an architectural setting. In the lower right corner is another couple can be seen through a gold embellished window. In the upper right corner are more people. On the left side is an animal that resembles a horse or dog. There are many missing chips. Vidhurapandita teaches the sacred doctrine to the Naga King Varuna on the left and Queen Vimala is on the balcony discussing her marriage. Vidhurapandita and the court lady are below the balcony.
Badami: Cave 2
This view shows a dado panel of six dwarves carved in low relief into the wall.
Badami: Cave 3
Entrance to cave 3 is shown in this view with its pillars. The massive amount of natural rock is also visible in this view. In the far lower right hand corner of this view can be seen a bit of an underground staircase.
Badami: Cave 3
Entrance to Cave 3 is shown in this view with its six pillars. One figure is also in this view.
Badami: Cave 4
This close detail view of a pillar shows Bahubali, a Jain saint.
Badami: Cave 4
This close detail view shows two pillars and the carved figural element depicting Bahubali.
Badami: Cave 4
This close detail view shows a relief carving of Mahavira.
Badami: Cave 4
In this view a relief carving of Suparshvanatha with his symbol, the cobra, is shown.
Badami Caves and Surroundings
Outer view of Hindu cave temple. The raised layered platform leads to the temple entrance with its four pillars. Some tourists are visible in this scene.
Badami Caves and Surroundings
This view of the temple shows the raised layered platform of stairs leading to the entrance.
Five Pandava Temples
The view includes the south side of Dharmaraja Ratha which includes some relief carvings and a figurative deep relief carving.
Durga Temple
1 carved complex : sandstone
Durga Temple
This detail view shows several pillars of the east and south sides of the temple.
Five Pandava Temples: Shore Temple
The granite stone masonry consists of a larger and a smaller tower with relief imagery of seated lions and finials.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
This view shows the monolithic bull in profile.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
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Pattadakal Temple Complex
This view shows the Jambulinga and Galaganatha temples. The view is east, northeast.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
1 carved complex : sandstone
Pattadakal Temple Complex
This close detail view shows the Virupaksha Temple's Bull Pavilion with its relief of a gatekeeper.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
This close detail shows the Mallikarjuna Temple's central facade with its tower.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
The front view of the temple is shown in its entirety including the stairs and platform. To the left another temple is shown.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This detail view shows a sculpture in the form of a lion with a man much smaller in proportion on the grounds of the Lakshmana Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Some portion of the facade of the temple is visible as well as another temple in the upper right corner of this view.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
The view is southwesterly with another temple visible at the left hand side in this view.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This view shows the south side of the temple and its carved figures including celestial beauties applying vermilion to the part in the hair. Vishnu, singing nymphs and an erotic couple are portrayed.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This view shows a very close detail of the northeastern subsidiary shrine. Brahma can be seen at the left of this view and Vishnu at the right.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This view of the subsidiary shrine is shown in very close detail. This wall section consists of many friezes and molded plinths. Many figures carved in high relief and low relief patterns decorate the surface.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This very close detail of celestial beauty applying henna to her feet and an attendant are shown in this view. They are carved in high relief.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This close detail of the temple shows a seated male figure on the far right reaching out in gesture of teaching or guidance to a line of figures in front of him.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
Lavish and rich carved detail of the south facade interior corner is shown in this view. Both humans and animals, particularly elephants are depicted in high relief.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This very close detail of the temple's south facade shows elephants lined up closely and ridden by people.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
Dancing nymph & snake goddess are depicted in this view. This view is of the south facade and depicts a nymph and a snake goddess. Smaller groups of figures are placed above these.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This west, southwest view of the main temple shows the upper portion.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
1 carved complex : granite ; 30.2 m. sq.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
The engaged columns of Rajarajeshvara temple depict various aspects of Shiva. Many human figures rest in carved windows. Several mythological animals decorate the pillars.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
This second, inner gateway's bottom left edge is shown in close detail. Figures and animals are carved in both low and high relief. The surface is richly patterned.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
1 carved complex : granite ; 30.2 m. sq.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
A stone carved wall depicting various aspects of Shiva. There are many human figures that can be seen resting in carved windows. Several mythological animals can be seen resting on top of the windows. Human figures have various stance and movements.
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
This view of the Shiva temple shows the many high-relief figures encircling the columns.
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
1 carved complex : sandstone
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
This detail view of this Shiva temple includes ascending clusters of towers. The surfaces are covered with intricate patterns carved into the sandstone with each tower topped with a finial.
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
This view shows the close detail of the south facade which includes carved in high relief erotic couples and their attendants.
Vitthala Temple Complex
A partial view of the temple complex is shown.
Vitthala Temple Complex
The surface decoration of the platform base is shown in this view. The view upward includes a portion of the superstructure at a raking angle.
Vitthala Temple Complex
This view contains a platform and an intact temple in the background. People walking around perimeter in foreground show the massive scale of the height of the elevation. Some archaeologists can be seen digging at the base.
Vitthala Temple Complex
This close view shows the south side of the entrance to the temple with its stairs and highly surface decorated columns.
Vitthala Temple Complex
The view shows the Marriage Pavilion with its east gateway.
Vitthala Temple Complex
This view shows two platforms and the elaborately decorated superstructures.
Vitthala Temple Complex
This close view shows a leonine type creature carved into the plinth of the marriage pavilion.
Vitthala Temple Complex
The view includes the south entrance to the dancing platform visible at right.