Thursday, January 3, 2013

Teen Tal Cave, Ellora

In Ellora the cave numbered as 12 is a Buddhist monastery. This three-storied cave dates back to 8th century A.D. This cave is popularly known as "Teen Tal" as it has three floors. 


Even though the structure is massive and majestic, it has a simple facade and is devoid of rich sculptures inside. The first floor has a pillared hall an antchamber and a sanctum with cells. The sanctum houses Lord Buddha in preaching position on a lotus throne.



The sidewalls have panels of Pancha-Dnyani Buddhas. The second floor is more rich in sculptures when compared to first floor.



36 comments:

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very interesting...

Cloudia said...

Think of the hours, days, lives spent therein.
Aloha

Jeevan said...

Amazing rock-cut building! Btw. what is the meaning of “Teen Tal”?

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George said...

I find a three-storied cave to be a fascinating concept. I don't believe I have head of one before. Very interesting.

ladyfi said...

How very lovely.

Carver said...

I'm always amazed by art created in stone.

HansHB said...

Nive photos!
I wish you a Happy New Photo Year!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful place and lovely blue skies for a background! Great captures for the day, Rajesh!! Have a great weekend!

vincibene said...

Beautiful exotic pictures!

Joe Todd said...

Pretty neat..Thanks

Steffi said...

Great photos for SWF,Rajesh!Happy New Year 2013!

Laura said...

So beautiful! Wishing you a blessed New Year from beneath this beautiful sky we share!

Photo Cache said...

this looks very mystical.

Al said...

Nice photos, I'd love to see a cave like that.

Sridharan said...

Reminds me of my Ellora visit... Very nice..!

Eugenia Robinson said...

Rajesh...I would love to go exploring here. It may not be as fancy inside as other structures, but it is really appealing to me. Please share with us some photos of the second floor. genie

Jim said...

Great shots.
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Leovi said...

Beautiful sculptures.

Aarti said...

Lovely.. You sure seem to have travelled quite a bit :)

Lorri said...

What beautiful captures of architecture, inside and outside.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing to think of building a three-story cave!

Happy New Year to you and yours Rajesh...I loved your card and family photo below.

Nisha said...

ths s sch a wonderful place to adore...amazing buddha sculpture....

Nisha said...

also i like the array of sculptures...

Gemma Wiseman said...

The features of this structure seem to emerge out of the rocks! Fascinating place! And love the touch of shadow in the first photo!

Vane M. said...

Gosto da imagem e da aura que a acerca. Um abraço!

Catherine said...

Beautiful shadows and architecture here...

Dianne said...

Lots of shadows in these captures Rajesh ... imagine structures being that old and still surviving.

namaki said...

thank you for sharing ...

Lorri said...

Beautiful and fascinating shots.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this.

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MaiThreeBoyz said...

Interesting place. It's my first time on your blog. Glad to have found it through shadow shot.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this structure.

AmitAag said...

Great post!

Arti said...

Wow, beautiful photography of an amazingly beautiful place.

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Beautifully captured pics ...have not been to ajanta and ellora caves yet,need to plan a trip soon