Photograph of a column in the Kailasanatha Cave
Temple, Cave XVI at Ellora, taken by J. Johnston around 1874. The
Kailasanatha temple is the most noted of all the splendours of
Ellora. It is entirely sculpted out of a great mass of basalt.
Patronized by different rulers of the Rashtrakuta dynasty from the
mid-8th century, it symbolizes Mount Kailasa, abode of Shiva. A
tall screen with an entrance …