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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 BRAHMINICAL CAVES

The Brahminical caves begin where the Buddhist caves end. They are located centrally and in point of construction, they belong to a later period. So far the architectural design is concerned they are superior to the other groups. Richness of decoration in both architecture and sculpture strikes the eye from the first to last. From No.13, the Brahminical group begins, and the first one is called Dharmasala. It is a plain hall, so hastens the visitors to the next No.14 which is called Ravanka - Khai. It has an open hall and pradakshana marga. The south wall is adorned with many carvings, like Mahisharura Mardini, Siva and Parvathi. The sculptural art reached such high water mark of excellence that even the layman glues his eyes to every frame and enjoys for long. The scenes depicting Ravana's attempt to carry off Kailas mount on his shoulders, while Siva was dancing in ecstasy atop; next Mother Bhavani seated on a tiger with weapons in her hands; then Mother Lakshmi among lotuses together with Varaha, Chaturbhuja Mahavishnu sitting with Lakshmi, are so absorbing and highly spiritualizing in effect. Cave No.15 is called the Dasavatara cave. It furnishes the names of builders like Kara, Indra, Danti Durga etc. It has a sacrificial hall in the middle. It is two-storeyed and the pillars and columns of both the storeyed are sculptured in a masterly way. 

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