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Close view of sculpture of eight-armed Shiva at the north end of the verandah of the Dumar Lena rock-cut temple, Ellora

Photograph of a sculpture of Shiva in the
verandah of the Dhumar Lena cave temple at Ellora, Maharashtra,
from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Henry
Mack Nepean in 1868. The spectacular site of Ellora is renowned for
its series of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples excavated into
the rocky façade of a cliff of basalt. The works were carried out
under the patronage of t…