Cave 32, one of the Jain Caves at Ellora

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Jain Cave 32 is a south facing cave known as Indra-sabha and is one of the interesting of all Jain monuments. Here one can see a monolithic mandapa in the centre of its courtyard. The walls of this cave have carving based on Jainism and the main cave though unfinished contains a huge seated Trithankara image. Sculputres of Parsvanatha and Gommata can also be seen on the side walls of the hall.

Ellora a UNESCO World Heritage site in India is famous for its rock cut shrines. Located at Aurangabad in Maharashtra state, this group of caves is considered as one of the finest examples of three religions – Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism in India. The caves of Ellora are classified into three groups Buddhist Caves, Brahmanical Caves and Jaina Cave.

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