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Report on The Elura Cave Temples and The Brahmanical and Jaina Caves in Western India

Report on The Elura Cave Temples and The Brahmanical and Jaina Caves in Western India

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  • Dimensions:11 inch X 8.5 inch
  • Edition:1994
  • Author:Jas. Burgess
  • Publisher:Archaeological Survey of India
  • Cover Type: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages:148 (52 B/W Plates Illustrations)
  • Preface

    As the object of the present volume is sufficiently explained III the introductory chapter, very little need be added by way of preface to it. Like the preceding one, it is intended as a supplement to the volume on The Cave Temples of India, which was intended as a general resume of the whole subject, but required for its completion special descriptions, such as those contained in this work on the Elura Caves, and on the Brahmanical and Jaina Caves elsewhere in Western India. These three volumes thus complete the, description and illustration of the Cave Temples ill Western India, so far as the Archaeological Survey of the Bombay Presidency is at present concerned; and though they are far from exhausting the subject, they may be considered as giving a fair presentation of it. The illustrations of the art and mythology which these works contain, it is believed, will be found interesting and instructive by a numerous and varied class of cultivated and scientific readers.

    The inscriptions from Kanheri Caves contained in this volume belong rather to the preceding one; but the first arrangements made for their translation having failed, they were delayed, and finally undertaken by Dr. G. Buhler, C.I.E., of Vicuna, whose able 'versions will be valued by scholars. 'To him and to Mr. James Fergusson, D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S., whose valuable help and suggestions have been most readily'' afforded me, I owe my most hearty thanks.

    Materials have been partly collected for a full description of the Medieval Temples of the Canarese Districts of the Bombay Presidency, especially those at Gadag, Lakshmesvar, Lakkundi, Dambal, &c., which it is intended shall form the next volume of these reports; and that will probably be followed by another on the Architectural Remains in Gujarat and other districts in the northern parts of the Presidency.


    Chap. Page
    I Introductory- the Elura Caves 1
    II The Buddhist Caves At Elura- the Southern Group 4
    Caves I-VI 5
    Caves VII and Vlll 7
    Cave IX 8
    III The Three Larger Buddhist Caves or Northern Group 9
    The Visvakarma Chaitya Cave, No X 9
    The Don Thal Cave , No. XI 13
    The Tin Thal Cave, No. XII 16
    IV The Elura Brahmanical Cave Temples:-
    The Das Avatara 23
    The Kailasa or Rang Mahal 26
    V Elura Brahmanical Caves North of Kailasa:-
    Caves XVII to XX 37
    Cave XXI: Ramesvara 38
    Caves XXII to XXVII 40
    Cave XXIX : Dumar Lena 41
    VI The Jaina Caves At Elura:-
    The indra Sabha 44
    The Jagannath Sabha 48
    Cave XXXIV 49
    VII The Caves At Badami and Aihole 50
    VIII Jogesvari or Amboli and Lonad Caves 52
    Lonad 53
    IX Elephanta Caves 55
    X Harischandragad And Patna Caves 57
    Patna Caves 57
    XI Ankai Caves- Brahmanical And Jaina 58
    XII Inscriptions By Professor G. Buhler , C.I.E., Vienna:-
    1 Nanaghat Inscriptions 59
    2 Kanheri Inscriptions 74
    3 Dasa Avatara Inscription at Elura 87
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