Ellora Caves

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true skill;
transforming rock
to a work of art

Taken in the caves of Ellora, Maharashtra. This is the first of the caves in Ellora and the biggest of all.  This entire work is supposed to be created from one single monolith !! Oh yeah 36 years back I made an entry to this world 😀

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing. I am speechless of the workmanship! #ww

    1. Its humbling to be among such gigantic structures

  2. Claire says:

    Wow! I’ve heard of Petra, but not of this place…
    Stunning photo!
    Happy Wordless Wednesday 🙂
    no. 40 on list

    1. Thanks.. Yeah Petra is another work of art

  3. That is incredible. I could gaze at the structure for hours.

  4. Great shot of a magnificent structure.

  5. Roger Green says:

    oh goodness, they’re gorgeous!
    ROG, ABCW

    1. Being in their presence is a diff experience

  6. rsrote says:

    What a breathtaking piece of work!!

  7. Shalzzz says:

    Wow, this is fab! I’m in Maharashtra, and never visited the place! Now, I definitely will! Thanks for sharing, Pheno!

  8. Rosey says:

    That’s a gorgeous picture. I bet it was even more amazing in person!

  9. nabanita21 says:

    Wow…beautiful and truly a work of ART!

    1. Being there among the work is a splendid experience

  10. Happy birthday!!
    What an amazing work of art! I wonder how old that is. I hope steps are being taken to preserve it.

    1. They are taking some steps but not stringent enough. Thanks for the wishes

  11. Felicia says:

    wow that’s amazing

  12. Such hard work and talent it required to make something majestic like this. Awesome!

    1. Yeah sad all that knowledge is gone

  13. WOW, that is truly amazing. I can’t imagine how long that took to create. ♥

    1. It took about 400 yrs I think

  14. Rajesh says:

    Wonderful shot of the temple.

  15. Christian says:

    A wonderful stone mason work, great capture.

  16. lesliebc says:

    Exquisite architecture!

    Leslie
    abcw team

  17. roth0003 says:

    Fascinating – Such detailed work!
    Please share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/08/frooms-with-linky.html

  18. Vidya Sury says:

    Stunning, Pheno. I have never been to Ajanta-Ellora. Sigh!

    1. Its an extraordinary place to visit

  19. It is a magnificent structure and it’s so hard to believe that these caves date back to the 7th century!
    Belated birthday wishes, too and hope you had a ‘phenomenal’ day. 🙂

  20. How did they do that?! And, how long did it take them? How many were the? That is just amazing. I must go off and learn more. Thanks for leaving your link at my blog. I would’ve missed your stunning photo. Happy Birthday!

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