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[Sculptured panel of Ravana under Kailasa with Shiva and Parvati above, in Hindu Cave XXIX (Dumar Lena), Ellora.]

Photograph of a sculptured panel on the right
wall of the verandah in Cave XXIX (Dhumar Lena) 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 face of a basalt cliff. The
works were carried out under the patronage of the Kalachuri, the
Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta dyn…