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[Façade of main entrance of Kailas Hall, Hindu Cave XVI (Kailasanatha), Ellora.]

Photograph of the façade of main entrance of the
Hindu Cave XVI (Kailasanatha) 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 under the patronage of the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and
the Rashtrakuta dynasties…