Ellora, Datta Temple, gray Makara

Dublin Core

Title

Ellora, Datta Temple, gray Makara

Subject

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

Description

On a pillar of the temple is this gray makara, a mythical aquatic beast associated with the Ganges gharial, a species of crocodile. The makara is associated with Kamadeva, god of desire, as well as the goddess Ganga and the Vedic god of the sea, Varuna.

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

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0127

Coverage

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

960 w x 1280 h

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/e19198b98480e77b0aeff83990c5947d.jpg

Citation

“Ellora, Datta Temple, gray Makara,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4287.