16 January 2019

Knowledge Strength Wealth (Wordless Wednesday)

Cave 16, Ellora, Entrance, Ganesh

Ellora, Kailash, Gajalakshmi

The carvings at the Cave 16 Kailash Temple at the Ellora Cave complex near Aurangabad convey several thoughts to the visitors. It is imperative to see these along with a knowledgeable guide to fully understand and appreciate this magnificent work. Ellora Caves is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The entrance has three statues which signify that 3 things are necessary to create a structure of this magnitude .. namely knowledge, strength and money.. this is respectively depicted by the statues of Ganesha, Mahishasurmardini and the Gajalakshmi. 
(As told to us by our guide).

No image can do justice to the site and I strongly recommend everyone to visit this magnificent site. 


bellybytes said...

Thanks for sharing these images. I remember visiting this temple once as a child, and once as an adult with my little children. I think it is time for me to visit with my grandchildren. It truly is a magnificent structure and I always wonder how Indians of those days could make such marvels when today's Indians can't even repair a single road!

Archana said...

@bellybytes I never did think of this comparison!! Honestly, there is so much to see and admire in our own country, and we often overlook these sites in favour of 'glamourous' foreign destinations. This was my first visit to Ellora and I plan to include domestic destinations to my travel list. Thanks Sunita for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :-)