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Saiva Caves at Ellora, Maharashtra

The caves 17 to 21 represent the Saiva caves in Brahmanical groups. Among this some are unfinished and almost all the caves have Nandi mandapa. Cave 21, known as Ramesvara is important with exquisite architectural details such as Veenadhari Shiva and Lord Ganesh. Here one can find the reminiscent of the early Chalukyan pillars of Badami.

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 Indian religions – Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The caves of Ellora are classified into three groups Buddhist Caves, Brahmanical Caves and Jain Caves.