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[Façade of the Lankeshvara Shrine from the terrace, Kailasanatha Cave Temple (Cave XVI), Ellora.]

Photograph of the façade of the Lankeshvara
Shrine from the terrace, Kailasanatha Temple (Cave XVI), Ellora in
Maharashtra, taken by J. Johnston in c.1874. 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 Ras…