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One of front pillars from Ramesvara [Close view of pillar at entrance to Hindu Cave XXI (Ramesvara), Ellora.]

Photograph of a pillar at the entrance to Cave
XXI, Rameshvara, at Ellora in Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens
in the 1870s. 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 the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and the
Rashtrakuta dynasties between the…