[View looking along front aisle of pillars in the Jain Cave XXXIII (Jaganatha Sabha), Ellora.]
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the front aisle of pillars in the Jain Cave XXXIII (Jaganatha Sabha) at Ellora in Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1870s. 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 dynasties between the 6th and 9th centuries. Jagannatha Sabha is one of a group of five Jain caves to the north of the site excavated under Rashtrakuta patronage in the 9th century. The pillars in the hall have fluted shafts standing on a moulded square base decorated with a cubic band richly carved with overflowing foliage.