Ellora, Datta Temple, ascetic figure on roof

Dublin Core

Title

Ellora, Datta Temple, ascetic figure on roof

Subject

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

Description

An ascetic figure sits atop the roof of the temple, clothed in the saffron robes that indicate his commitment to live as a brahmacarin and carrying the walking stick necessary for his life as wanderer. The sunglasses indicate that this figure was probably meant to represent a contemporary guru respected by the lineage of ascetics associated with this temple.

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.

Relation

cbind0132

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0131

Coverage

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

960 w x 1280 h

Files

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Citation

“Ellora, Datta Temple, ascetic figure on roof,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1699.