Saturday, 7 February 2009

India: Visnu and Shiva Deities Carved in Rock

Visnu sitting with Sareswati on his side, Ajantu or Ajanta Cave 19, India

Dates 200 BCE to 600 CE and the Caves are located in Maharashtra State. Ajanta Caves

Ellora Cave 29, Shiva, Parvati and Ravana b. Photo by QuartierLatin1968, Wikimedia GNU

Ellora Caves: Thirty four Monasteries that reflects three religions. Buddhism, Brahmanism and Jainism. Dated between 500 - 1000 CE and located in Maharashtra State.

Kylas Ellora Caves India.

Kloister Kylas Ellora Caves India

Visnu on his Vahana with Sareswati on his side, Ellora Caves, India.


  1. Hi,

    Thank you for posting the pictures. I have noticed that the comments about the pictures mentioned that is is Vishnu and Saraswathi. But Vishnu is always accomponied by Lakshmi (his wife) not Saraswathi. Lakshmi devi is the one that holds Lotus as shown in the above pictures.

    Saraswathi is wife of Brahma. Also, Saraswathi is always shown with Veena in hands.

    Thak you,

  2. dear friends, this is super.... Iam an indian but nevet visited ellora. But i want to go ther again & again. thanks for making such a nice web-page.