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[Sculptured panel of Ravana under Kailasa, with Shiva and Parvati above, Hindu Cave XVI (Kailasanatha), Ellora.]

Photograph of the sculpture of the marriage of
Shiva and Parvati in the Kailasnatha Temple at Ellora in
Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens in the1870s. 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 t…