Ellora, Datta Temple

Dublin Core

Title

Ellora, Datta Temple

Subject

Religions-Hinduism; Religions-Sites; Religions-Figures; Arts-Architecture; Arts-Painting; Arts-Sculpture

Description

Datta, a combination of Vishnu, Brahma, and Siva, is a god most familiar in Maharashtra. While most Hindu temples display images of various gods and goddesses throughout, as does this temple, this Datta Temple places all three gods in its innermost shrine, reserved for the primary deity of the temple. The ancient sacred Sanskrit syllable, AUM, is placed above the doorway to the inner sanctum. The intense orange-yellow color dominating the temple assoicates with ascetic practices.

Date

2003-01

Contributor

Benton, Cathy
Lake Forest College

Rights

Copyright: April 2003 Cathy Benton. Images and content on this site are available for educational and research purposes, provided due recognition is given to the author. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond fair use requires the written permission of the photographer.

Format

Image/jpg

Language

san

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0130

Coverage

India
Maharashtra (state), Ellora (inhabited place)
1075244

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1280 w x 960

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/576533790496e15f9476be543001effa.jpg

Citation

“Ellora, Datta Temple,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1698.