Understanding the greatness of Ellora – Part three

Well we saw that the elephants and other animals with burdened with a load in the last post. What are they carrying?
We look at the string of pictures once more to get into the flow.
Now we take a zoom upwards, no do you get the picture. The entire rock cut temple is fashioned as though its supported on this line of elephants. Just to put things in right perspective, reminding you once again that this cut into a mountain rock face. Meaning, the sculptor has to sculpt this in situ – top down in one single piece.
Now that you understand the intricate work, lets look at the larger picture of the Ellora Kailasantha temple. From different angles with people occupying the frames to give you an idea of scale of this spectacular composition. The pictures show you the sheer rock face from which the skilled artist has fashioned this entire creation. Doesn’t it blow your minds off, just to imagine a scale of this size is mind bloggling. How on earth could someone have the courage to envision something of this nature, with technology that was prevalent a 1000 years ago.
Step to the right, to the left, to the back – every inch is breath taking. Stone art its very best. For once i am short of words and take refuge in the visual overflow. Enjoy and drink up this fountain of art.

The last picture has an interesting story board – of an epic carved into stone, which we will visit later.

5 thoughts on “Understanding the greatness of Ellora – Part three

  1. Architecture like the ellora,seriously are inspiring….how did they do it? Why did they do it? and the effort put into serious tell us a lot about our Ancients and medievals..

  2. Wish I’d had the gumption to climb up above Kailasanatha, as you did.
    So much to see at Ellora, it wore me out. Had intended to view all caves — only lasted to view about 8. Did you see Das Avatara. #15? my favorite sculpture.

  3. அற்புதம் வந்துபார்க்கமுடியாத எங்களுக்கு இது ஓர் வரப்பிரசாதம். உங்கள் கலைப்பணி தொடரட்டும் நன்றி.

  4. Just thinking what would have been the project plan for a project of this propotion makes my head spin… how did they manage to delegate the work so that it all fit so perfectly….

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