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The Mandirs Of   Maharastra
The Mandirs of Maharastra - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kolhapur Pandharpur
Tuljapur Phede
Jejuri Morgaon
Alandi Bhimashankar
Parli Elapura
Shirdi Triyambak
Avantika-Ujjain Prologue
Epilogue Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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       LORD KAILASANATH OF ELAPURA

THE BUDDHIST CAVES

The Buddhist caves are called Dhedavada caves and are built between 350-550 AD. The name Dhedavada, as some opine is the corrupt form of Theravara standing for the place of Theras - the Buddhist teachers. The cave No.1 is a vihara having 8 cells for the monks to live in. The second with flight of steps has a verandah and dvarapalakas. It has a spacious hall for worship. At the back is installed all-foot-high image of Buddha in sitting posture. The galleries in front have beautiful decorated pillars. The third is vihara with a chapel at the north and enshrines the image of Buddha, seated on a lotus. The fifth is again a vihara, where the image is seated under a bow tree. It is called Dhedavada and the largest among the single storeyed viharas. It was probably used as assembly hall. Next important cave is No.10 called by the name of Viswakarma cave. It is a chaitya with a huge open court in the front. It was a favourite place for carpenters who worshipped Lord Buddha and Viswakarma as their patrons. It is magnificent in adornments and proportion that art critics like Ferguson and Burgess praised it in fine diction. It has a flight of steps and is adorned with five pillars and many figures.

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About Lord Kailasanath Of Elapura
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Introduction.Pg2
Uniqueness.Pg1
Uniqueness.Pg2
Uniqueness.Pg3
Location And Form
You are Here! The Buddhist Caves.Pg1
The Buddhist Caves.Pg2
The Brahminical Caves.Pg1
The Brahminical Caves.Pg2
The Brahminical Caves.Pg3
The Jain Caves.Pg1
The Jain Caves.Pg2
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