Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Processing Info

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Guide to the C. Krishna Gairola Indian and Asian Art and Architecture Slides
1956-1999



VM Collection No.: 744
Title: C. Krishna Gairola Indian and Asian Art and Architecture Slides
Date Span: 1956-1999
Bulk: 1968-1979
Quantity: Approximate 6500 color slides (7 boxes) ; 2 x 2 inches.
Location: HC754 (box 1-5)
K205 (box 6 & 7)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

C. Krishna Gairola was born in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. He received an M.A. in history from the University of Allahabad, India, in 1946 and a Ph.D. in Indian history and archaeology from the University of London in 1949. He studied art history and completed a diploma de l’ecole at the School of the Louvre, Paris, in 1953. After working for the embassy of India and the Indian Foreign Service in Switzerland and New Delhi, he accepted a position as professor and department head at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, in 1962. Gairola also worked as a journalist for the Hindustan Times and Week End Review in New Delhi before immigrating to the United States in 1967. In the United States, Gairola held professorships at Kansas State University, the University of Washington, and Virginia Commonwealth University, before retiring in 1987. We think that he made these slides for the classes he taught, during various trips to India and South Asia from the 1950s to 2000. Among many honors he received was the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, awarded by the German government, as well as fellowships from the French government and the Smithsonian Institution. Gairola died July 2003.

Arrangement

Art by Dynasty.

Art by Location: Indian sites divided according modern state boundaries; Non-Indian sites divided according to national boundaries.

Asian Art by Century.

Modern Art from India and Nepal.

Art in Asian Museums.

Photo Album.

Scope and Content

The collection is a unique set of images that includes a significant representation of Indian art and architecture from the dynastic periods through the early 1960s, as well as art from Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, and Indonesia. It also contains photographs from various Indian and South Asian museums, photographs by the American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA), Jagdish Mittal, Barbara Wagner, and Michael W. Meister. The final series in the collection (denoted by the double-letter label, for example "AA1") includes art from Asian museums, including the National Museum of India in New Delhi, as well as art by contemporary Indian artists.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open to the public.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Images in the final series (denoted by double letters in the item number, for example "AA1") come from other institutions. Use of these images is restricted and reproduction or other requests should be directed to the original institutions.

Processing Info

Processing by Brent Bianchi; William Jeffrey Winter; Brittany D. Buckingham; Cherl Petso; Sarah Ganderup; completed February 2012.


Inventory

 
Box Item Date
Ancient Indian Art by Dynasty
Indus Valley
1aA1Seals with marks and symbols, circa 3-2nd millenium, B.C.1972
A2Terracotta head, probably of a mother goddess, 2nd millenium B.C.   View image1971
A3Terracotta figure, probably of a mother goddess, 2nd millenium B.C.1971
A4Terracotta figure of a mother goddess, circa 3rd millenium B.C.   View imageundated
A5Terracotta figurine, 2nd millenium B.C.1971
A6Terracotta toy bullock cart, circa 2nd millenium B.C.   View image1971
A7Great Granary at an Indus Valley site, circa 1500 B.C.1971
A8-A9Indus Valley pottery, circa 1500 B.C.   View image1971
A10Pottery from Kot-diji, Pakistan, first half of 3rd millenium B.C.   View image1973
A11Clay whistle toy in shape of bird, with operational chart, 2nd millenium B.C.1971
A12Pieces of a game, possibly similar to chess, 2nd millenium B.C.   View image1971
A13Clay cart toys, circa 2nd millenium B.C.   View image1971
Mohenjo daro, Pakistan
A14Ruins of a major street, circa 2000 B.C.   View image1971
A15Well, circa 2000 B.C.   View image1971
A16Great Bath, circa 2500-2000 B.C.   View image1971
A17Ruins of a public place, circa 2000 B.C.   View image1971
A18Corn pounding platforms, circa 2000 B.C.   View image1971
This slide also marked "Harappa".
A19Ruins, probably of a granery, circa 2500-2000 B.C.   View image1971
A20Ruins of a dyer's shop, circa 2000 B.C.   View image1971
A21Ruins of a lane separating houses, circa 2000 B.C.   View image1971
A22Pottery with floral and bird pattern, circa 2500-2000 B.C.   View image1971
A23Sculpture of a dancer   View image1971
Harappa, Pakistan
A24String with precious stones, 2nd millenium B.C.   View image1971
A25Stone sculpture of phallic crocodile with female, circa 2000 B.C.,   View image1973
A26Ruins of a kiln, circa 1500 B.C.   View image1971
A27Pottery with floral and bird decor, circa 2000 B.C.   View image1971
Maurya Dynasty
A28Heliodorus Pillar near Besnagar, 126 B.C.   View imageundated
Heliodora was the Greek (Kidisa) Ambassador and a Bhagwat follower.
A29-A30Ashokan rock inscribed with an edict from Dhauli, Orissa, 3rd century B.C.   View image1972
A31Sandstone Ashokan pillar in Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, 3rd century B.C.   View image1971
A32Sandstone fragment with low relief carving, late Mauryan, 3rd-2nd century B.C.   View image1972
A33Sandstone male torso, Maurya or early Sunga, 3rd-2nd century B.C.   View image1971
A34Sandstone Ashokan pillar capital with lion from Lauria Nandangarh, Bihar, 3rd century B.C.   View imageundated
A35Tobra detail from sandstone Asokan pillar inscription, 3rd century B.C.   View image1973
A36Ashokan pillar capital with bull, 3rd century B.C.   View imageundated
A37Sandstone Ashokan pillar capital with lion, 3rd century B.C.   View image1971
A38Sandstone figurine of a yakshi-type figure, 3rd century B.C.   View image1972
Pataliputra, Bihar
A39-A40Maurya palace site with numerous columns, 3rd century B.C.   View image1971, undated
A41Ashokan pillar site, possibly in Pataliputra   View image1971
A42Wide angle view of ruins, probably Pataliputra   View image1971
A43Rock-cut entrance, probably from Pataliputra   View image1971
A44Elevated view of ruins, probably Pataliputra   View image1971
A45Pillar capital from Mauryan palace in Pataliputra, 3rd century B.C.   View image1971
Sunga Dynasty
A46Sandstone relief, 1st century B.C.   View imageundated
A47Sandstone yakshi, 2nd-1st century B.C.1971
A48Buddhist sandstone carving of a Bodhi tree from Bharhut, 2nd century B.C.   View imageundated
A49Rani Gumpha cave sculpture from Khandagiri rock-cut caves in Orissa, circa 100 B.C.   View image1973
Gairola incorrectly identifies Rani Gumpha cave as one of the Khandigiri caves in Orissa, but it is really the Udaigiri Cave #1.
A50Ancient jewelry, probably from the Sunga period, 1st century B.C.   View imageundated
A51Head of a man in Sunga style, circa 2nd-1st century B.C.   View imageundated
A52Surya from Bodhagaya (Bodh Gaya), possibly 1st century A.D.   View image1973
A53Terracotta head of a young girl, 2nd century B.C.   View image1971
A54Sandstone yakshi, 2nd-1st century B.C.   View image1971
A55Gold jewelry, probably from the Sunga period, 2nd century B.C.   View image1971
Kushan dynasty
Materials in this category are either Gandharan, or are unlabelled as to stylistic provenance. For Mathuran art which was produced during the time of the Kushan dynasty, please see the separate Mathura section under the state of Uttar Pradesh.
A56Ivory carving from Bagram, Afghanistan, 2nd-3rd century A.D.   View image1973
A57Gold coin of Emperor Kanishka with Buddha figure, circa 2nd century A.D.   View image1973
Gandharan School
A58Buddhist platform, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.1971
A59Sculpture of atlante, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1971
A60Slate sculpture of female figure, circa 3-4th century A.D.   View imageundated
A61Sculpted torso of a woman, circa 1st century A.D.   View image1973
A62Detail of a clay devata from Fundukistan (Fondukistan), Afganistan, circa 7th century A.D.   View image1973
A63Close up of sculpted head of a youth   View image1973
A64Sandstone head of a Buddhist monk, circa 2nd century A.D.   View imageundated
A65Stucco Buddha head, circa 4th century A.D.   View imageundated
A66Portrait-like stone head of a man, circa 4th-5th century A.D.   View image1971
A67Sculpted head of Buddha, Greco Buddhist school of Gandhara, circa 2nd century A.D.   View imageundated
A68Schist sclulpture of a group of donors, 2nd-3rd century A.D.   View image1973
A69Sculpture of Yashodhara and Rahula, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.   View image1974
A70-A71Stucco Buddha head, circa 3rd century A.D.1971
A72Stucco Julian head of Buddha, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1973
A73Sculpted head of emaciated Buddha, circa 3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
A74Stucco head of a monk, circa 3-4th century A.D.   View imageundated
A75Stucco head of a Deva or Bodhisattva from Taxila, 4-5th century A.D.   View image1973
A76Sculpted head, circa 3rd century A.D.1971
A77Terracotta head of a man from Ushkar, Kashmir, 7-8th century A.D.   View image1973
A78Central Asian fresco fragment with Buddhist monks, late 3rd century A.D.   View image1973
A79Fresco fragment of winged figure from Miran, China, late 3rd century A.D.1973
A80Black marble sculpture of standing Buddha, 2nd-3rd century A.D.   View image1973
A81Bronze Buddha in abhaya mudra, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1971
Gandharan Art from Afghanistan
A82Free-standing sculpture of a woman, 1st-3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
A83Standing Buddha sculpture   View imageundated
A84Bodhisattva sculpture, 1-3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
A85Sculpture depicting Buddha preachingundated
A86Bodhisattva sculptureundated
Gandharan Relief Sculpture of the Buddha's Life
A87-A88Slate stone relief depicting Birth of the Buddha, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1971
A89-A90Close up of Birth of the Buddha relief, 3rd century A.D.   View image1971
A91-A92Slate stone relief depicting baby Buddha's first shower, circa 3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
A93-A94Relief depicting Buddha's great departure, circa 3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
A95Slate relief depicting Buddha delivering sermon, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1971
A96-A97Slate relief depicting Buddha visiting hermit, circa 3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
A98-A99Slate relief depicting Miracle of Sravasti or paying homage to Buddha, circa 3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
Image shows Buddha emitting fire from shoulders and water from feet.
A100Schist relief fragment depicting Buddha showing kinsman the black Naga, late 3rd-4th century A.D.   View image1973
A101-A102Slate relief depcitng Buddha legend, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1971
A103Relief depicting Buddha's passing away, from Afghanistan, circa 1-3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
A104Relief depicting scene from Buddha's life, possibly Mourning the Buddha   View imageundated
Hadda, Afghanistan
A105Stucco figure, possibly Mara, 3rd-4th century A.D.1973
A106Stucco head of the Buddha, Kushana or later, 4th-5th century A.D.   View image1973
A107Stucco attendant figure, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1973
Bamyan Buddhist site, Afghanistan
A108Ancient site with rocks in background   View image1971
A109Buddhist rock-cut monument of center Buddha in niche, circa 3rd-4th century A.D.   View image1971
Gairola notes that this Buddha is 120 feet tall.
A110Panoramic view of Bamyan site1971
A111-A113Colossal Buddha sculpture, circa 3rd-4th century A.D.   View image1973
Gairola notes that this statue is 175 feet tall.
A114Buddha mandala from Kakrak temple   View image1973
A115Painted medallion with two birds1973
Taxila, Pakistan
A116Dharmrajika (Dammikh) Stupa in Taxila, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.   View imageundated
A117Sculpture of Kartikeya and Vishnu, Kushana or later, circa 4th century A.D.   View image1973
Gupta dynasty
A118Naga devota sculpture, pre-Gupta   View image1972
A119Doorway at Da Parbatia near Tezpur, circa 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
A120River goddess from left door jamb base at Da Parbatia, circa 5th-6th century A.D.1975
A121Temple doorway from Pipariya, Madhya Pradesh, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
A122Detail of Varaha sculpture from temple doorway upper left, Pipariya, Madhya Pradesh, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
A123Buddhagupta pillar in Eran, 485 A.D.   View image1975
A124-A125Gop Temple, 6th century A.D.1973
A126-A127Bhitargaon Temple, 5th-6th century A.D.1975
A128Terracotta relief from Bhitargaon Temple, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
Shiva Temple, Bhumra, Madhya Pradesh
A129Temple viewed from south, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
A130Shrine doorway, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
A131Right door jamb with Jamuna sculpture, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
A132Right door jamb with Ganga sculpture, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
A133Mukhalingam in shrine, 5th-6th century A.D.1975
A134-A135Detail of Gupta pillar in a pillared hall in Mukundara, Rajasthan, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
A135-A136Pillared hall in Mukundara, 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1975
Mandsaur Historical Site
A137Mandsaur site with Yasodarman (Yasovarman) pillars in background, 500-550 A.D.   View image1975
A138Dwarapala sculpture, early 6th century A.D.   View image1975
A139Close up of attendant from sculpture of colossal Shiva with attendant, Gupta 500-550 A.D.   View image1975
A140Khilchipura sculpture from torana port, 500-550 A.D.   View image1975
A141Bilsad relief 5th century A.D.1975
A142Tigwa (Tigawa) Temple front, 5th century A.D.   View image1975
A143Porch pillar from Tigwa (Tigawa) Temple, 5th century A.D.1975
A144Badami Hindu Cave #2, circa 6th century A.D.   View image1971
A145Badami Hindu Cave #3, circa 6th century A.D.   View image1971
Nachna Temples
A146Nachna Parvati Temple west face, 500 A.D.   View image1975
A147Nachna Parvati Temple shrine doorway, 500 A.D.   View image1975
744.A148-A149Nachna Parvati Temple Ramayana relief, 500 A.D.   View imageundated
This relief is now built into Chowkidar's hut.
A150Nachna Mahadeva Temple view from southwest, 500 A.D. or later   View image1975
A151Nachna Kuthar-Rajasthan Parvati Temple, late 4th or 5th century A.D.   View imageundated
A152Sirpur Laxman Temple, probably late Gupta or 7th century A.D.   View imageundated
Bagh-rock cut Buddhist temple
This temple dates from the 6th century A.D.
A153Angle view of temple frontundated
A154Entrance to the temple   View imageundated
A155Sculptural detail from shrine doorway   View imageundated
A156Fresco with dancing sceneundated
Gupta Sculpture
A157Sculpture of standing Buddha in Sarnath style, circa 5th-6th century A.D.   View image1983
A158Sculpture of Vishnu's Kurma avatara from Garhawa, circa 5th century   View imageundated
A159Sculpture of Vishnu's Matsya avatara from Garhawa, circa 5th century   View imageundated
A160Bronze Buddha head, 4th-5th century A.D.   View imageundated
A161Terracotta figure from Mirpur Khas, Pakistan, 5th century A.D.   View image1972
A162Terracotta figure from Pawaya, Madhya Pradesh, 5th century A.D.   View imageundated
A163Terracotta Parvati head, 4th century A.D.   View imageundated
A164Rock-cut Ekmukhalinga, 6th century A.D.   View image1971
A165Sculpture of Jain figure   View imageundated
A166Hindu relief panel with numerous figuresundated
A167North Indian sculpture of a dancing girl, post-Gupta   View imageundated
A168Central Indian Vishnu and Lakshi temple figures, post-Gupta   View imageundated
A169-A172Sculpture of standing figure, possibly Hindu deityundated
A173Head of Vishnu as Vaikuntha, Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty, circa 8th century A.D.   View image1972
Pala Dynasty
A174Minature painting on wood depicting scenes from Buddha's life, circa 1025   View image1971
A175Crowned Buddha sculpture carved from black chlorite, Pala-Sena period, 10th-11th century A.D.   View imageundated
Hoysala Empire
A176Dancing Shiva high relief sculpture, circa 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
A177Krishna Govardhana high relief sculpture, 13th century A.D.   View imageundated
Chola Dynasty
A178Bronze sculpture, 11th-13th century A.D.   View image1983
A179Bronze Vishnu sculpture   View image1983
1bA180-A181Bronze sculpture of female saint1983, undated
A182-A183Bronze sculpture, circa 12-13th century A.D.   View image1983, undated
A184Bronze sculpture of dance of the Shiva   View image1983
A185Bronze Parvati sculpture, circa 13th century A.D.   View imageundated
A186Bronze sculpture of Shiva as Ardhanarishwara   View image1973
Ardhanarishwara is a male-female composite.
A187Bronze sculpture of dance of Shiva, circa 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
A188Bronze sculpture, circa 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
Art from the Zurich Exhibition.
Vijayanagar Historical City
A189-A190Ivory sculpture of Thirumalai Nayak and Queen, 17th century A.D.,   View image1974
A191Bronze Shiva Nataraja sculpture from southern India, circa 15th century A.D.   View image1973
A192Bronze sculpture of Shiva as Ardhanarishwara   View image1973
Mughal Empire
Paintings and Portraits
1bA193Miniature painting depicting battle Scene from Babur's life, circa 1530 A.D.   View image1974
A194-A195Painted scenes from Tawarikh Khandani-Taimura, circa 1580 A.D.   View image1971
A196Portrait of two men, circa 1590 A.D.   View image1971
A197Scene from Baburnama, circa 1595 A.D.   View image1971
A198Miniature painting of a Christian mythological subject, circa 1595 A.D.   View image1971
A199Miniature painting of Akbar watching capture of elephant, from Akbarnama, 16th century A.D.   View image1974
A200Miniature painting of Akbarnama Seige of Chittor, circa 16th century A.D.   View image1974
A201Prince watching a bathing girl, circa 1600 A.D.   View image1971
A202Portrait of a man, circa 1600 A.D.   View image1971
A203Portrait of a prince, circa 1600 A.D.   View image1971
A204Drawing of Akbar, circa 1605   View image1972
A205Mughal portrait, circa 1610 A.D.1971
A206Portrait of a girl, circa 1615 A.D.   View image1971
A207Portrait of a king, circa 1615   View image1971
A208Painting of girls bathing, circa 1615 A.D.   View image1971
A209Miniature painting of a madrasah, circa 1615 A.D.   View image1971
A210Portrait of Darbar Khan, circa 1615 A.D.   View image1971
A211Portrait of Mumtazmahal, 1617 A.D.   View image1972
Mumtazmahal was Queen of Shahjahan
A212Portrait of Shahjahan by Abul Hasan, circa 1617 A.D.   View image1972
A213Mughal warrior, circa 1620 A.D.   View image1971
A214Painting of Jahangir sharing a window with Christ, circa 1620 A.D.   View image1973
A215Painting of Rasikpriya scene, circa 1625 A.D.   View image1971
A216Painting of Nayika, circa 1625 A.D.   View image1971
A217Painting of Balarama near Jamuna, circa 1625 A.D.   View image1971
A218Sketch portrait of Emperor Jahangir, circa 1625 A.D.   View image1973
A219Portrait of Shahjahan at age 28, by Abul Hasan, 1627 A.D.   View image1973
A220Portrait of princess, circa 1635   View image1971
A221Portrait of a man, circa 1685 A.D.   View image1971
A222Miniature painting of a bird from Dara Shikoh's album, late 17th century A.D.   View image1973
A223Painting of lady and sunlight effect, by Rao Gobind Singh, late 17th century A.D.   View image1973
A224Jahangir-period miniature drawing of Madonna and child, 17th century A.D.   View image1974
A225Miniature painting depicting scene from life of Jahangir, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1974
A226Painting of princess with an attendant, circa 1725 A.D.   View imageundated
A227Painting depicting lovers on a terrace, circa 1725 A.D.   View image1971
A228Painting of Dara Shikoh with ascetics, circa 1775 A.D.   View imageundated
A229Miniature painting with Madonna, child, and St. Joseph dressed as a Jesuit   View image1974
A230Painting depicting battle scene   View image1971
Photographer: Jagdish Mittal
A231Painting depicting palace scene   View image1971
Photographer: J. Mittal
A232Miniature painting1971
Photographer: J. Mittal
A233 - A245Mughal paintingundated
A246Jahangir's 12 gold coins of the Zodiac, circa 1620 A.D.   View image1972
A247Jahangir's gold coin, circa 1611 A.D.   View image1972
A248Gold coin with Jahangir and wine cup, circa 1611 A.D.   View image1973
A249Hookah with Bidri or inlay   View imageundated
Gairola notes that this is an example of Indian minor arts.
A250Minor arts piece, probably a hookah   View imageundated
A251Mughal tapestry   View imageundated
A252Mughal dagger   View imageundated
A253Mughal painting depicting Deccani elephant rider, circa 1590 A.D.   View image1971
A254Gilded Mughal painting depicting Deccani Ibrahim Adil Shah playing a vina, from Bijapur, ca. 1600 A.D.   View image1971

 
Box Item Date
Andhra Pradesh, South India
Amaravati Region
1bB1Marble relief fragment with two horizontal panels showing Mara's assault and the great departure of Buddha, circa 2nd century A.D.   View image1973
B2Marble relief fragment showing women paying homage to Buddha's footprints, circa 2nd century A.D.   View image1970
B3Statue of lion in crude marble, circa 1st-2nd century A.D.   View imageundated
B4-B5Marble medallion stupas showing Buddha's empty throne surrounded by worshippers, circa 2nd century A.D.   View image1970
B6Free-standing bronze statue of Buddha, 2nd-3rd century A.D.1972
B7Relief fragment depicting Great Departure, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1971
B8Amaravti-type drawing of garland bearers   View image1973
B9Limestone stupa in low relief, circa 2nd century A.D.   View imageundated
B10Bronze Buddha in Amaravati style from Western Celebes, circa 6th-7th century A.D.   View image1973
Alampur
Svarga Brahma temple, circa 8th century A.D.
1bB11East face of templeundated
B12View of shikhara from northeast   View imageundated
B13Close up of shikhara sculpture   View imageundated
B14Close up of temple northwest corner   View imageundated
B15East Lingodbhava murti undated
B16Mithuna sculpture   View imageundated
B17Sculpture depicting Ardhanarishvara figure with animal   View imageundated
B18West sculpture of four-armed Vayu holding ax and trident   View imageundated
B19Bhikshatanamurti sculpture in shallow niche, from temple south sideundated
B20Vishnu Brahma and Vir Brahma temples   View imageundated
Vir Brahma temple, 7-8th century A.D.
B21Angle view of temple   View image1974
B22Shikhara1974
B23Close up of Shikhara   View image1974
B24Close up of Kirtimukha   View image1974
Vishnu Brahma temple
B25View of temple from southwest   View image1974
B26View of temple from east   View image1974
B27Pediments over double doors, circa 7th-8th century A.D.   View image1974
B28-B29Close up of shikhara   View imageundated
B30North Mithuna   View image1974
Hyderabad
B31-B32Golconda Fort ruins, 16th century A.D.   View image1971
B33Mecca Mosque   View image1971
B34Courtyard with men   View imageundated
B35-B36Tombs of Qutub Shahi kings of Golconda   View image1971
B37-B38Salarjung Museum   View imageundated
Charminar
This is a monument to Nizam Shahi (1490-1637 A.D.) of Ahmednagar, in Hyderabad.
B39General view of Charminar   View imageundated
B40-B41Three-quarter view of Charminar   View imageundated
B42-B45Hyderabad City seen from Charminar
Nagarjunakonda
B46Limestone relief panel with Mandhata Jataka scene, 3rd century A.D.   View image1973
B47Limestone relief panel depicting Buddha flying, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1970
B48Limestone relief panel depicting white elephant descending from heaven and dancers and musicians, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1970
B49Relief depicting Buddha seated on Muchalinda and flanked by worshippers, circa 3rd century A.D.   View image1973
B50Relief depicting Naga prince of the Chanpeyaka Jataka, circa 2-3rd century A.D.   View image1973
Lepakshi
B51Painting of Parvati's maids on Rangamandapa ceiling of Virabhadraswami temple, 16th century A.D.   View image1975
B52Detail of three maids' heads from painting of Parvati's maids   View image1975
B53Painting of a scene from the Kiratarjuniya on Rangamandapa ceiling of Swami Temple, 16th century A.D.   View image1975
B54Detail of three men from the Kiratarjuniya scene   View image1975
Tirumalai
B55-B56Sri Kundavi Jinalayam view from east, 13th-14th century A.D.   View image1975
B57Detail of a god from Samavasarana fresco on south wall of Sri Kundavi Jinalayam temple, 13th-14th century A.D.   View image1975
The Samavasarana also known as Discourse of the Jina.
B58Jina seated in meditation, from Samavasarana fresco   View image1975
B59Group of gods listening, from Samavasarana fresco   View image1975
Tirupati
B60-B61Panoramic view of Tirupati and surroundings   View imageundated
B62-B65Distant view of Balaji temple area   View imageundated
B66Elevated view of Balaji temple complex   View imageundated
B67Two main Balaji temple complex buildings from outside the complex   View imageundated
B68Street scene with Balaji temple complex in the background   View imageundated
B69-B71Street scene near Balaji temple complex   View imageundated
B72-B73Balaji temple and outer wall   View imageundated
B74-B75Building in Tirupati   View imageundated
Each slide shows a different building.
B76Hindu temple of Kapoteshwara in Chejarla, circa 4th century A.D.1973

 
Box Item Date
Bihar, North India
Bodh Gaya
1bC1Buddhist railing fragments with sculpted scenes and symbols, circa 1st century B.C.   View image1971
C2Buddhist railing relief panel depicting worship of the Dharmachakhra   View image1971
C3Sandstone lotus medallion with male head at center, circa 1st century B.C.   View image1971
Mahabodhi temple
Temple built during the Pala period, circa 1000 A.D.
C4Temple front   View imageundated
C5Angle front view of the templeundated
C6Hanging bell in front of the temple   View imageundated
C7 Shikhara   View imageundated
C8Votive stupas on temple grounds   View imageundated
C9Close up of a votive stupa   View imageundated
Deogarh
C10Five standing stone figures in two architectural niches, Gupta, circa 6th century A.D.   View image1971
C11Group of five sandstone figures with two to either side of a dancer, Gupta, circa 5th century A.D.   View imageundated
C12Male and female stone figures standing with two smaller figures1971
C13-C14Stone sculptures of elephant and two couples, one seated and the other floating   View image1971
Dasavatara Vishnu temple. Circa 6th century A.D.
C15Distant view of temple from southwest   View image1975
C16Angle view of temple and platform   View imageundated
C17Temple entryway   View imageundated
C18Relief panel depicting Vishnu Anantasayana   View imageundated
C19Detail of four figures (personified weapons) from Vishnu Anantasayana panel   View image1975
C20Detail of sculpted man among floral ornaments from moulding of shrine doorway right jamb   View image1975
C21Detail of door guardian sculpture at base of right door jamb1975
C22Detail of doorway lintel sculpture depicting Vishnu seated on Sheshna   View image1975
C23Doorway left jamb, which is divided into three vertical sections, each with standing figure   View image1975
C24Doorway right jamb base, which is divided into three vertical sections, each with standing figure1975
C25Pilaster relief from the south wall depicting three seated figures inset in an ormanented medallion   View image1975
C26Pilaster relief from the east wall depicting two elephants lustrating a seated female inset in an ormanented hemisphere   View image1975
C27East wall Nara-Narayana relief panel inset in ornamented post and lintel frame   View imageundated
C28Nara-Narayana relief panel from east wall   View image1975
C29Nara-Narayana panel detail of male holding right hand before his chest   View image1975
C30Nara-Narayana panel detail of male holding object in raised right hand   View image1975
Lomas Rishi cave in the Barabar hills, near Gaya, circa 3rd century B.C.
C31Angle view of cave entrance   View image1971
C32Close up of cave entrance   View image
Nalanda
C33Buddhist stupa, 8th-11th century A.D.   View imageundated
C34Stucco figures in niches on Buddhist stupa, 8th-11th century A.D.   View imageundated
C35Bodhisattva sculpture from Buddhist stupa, 8th-11th century A.D.   View imageundated
C36Nalanda main stupa, 11th-12th century A.D.   View imageundated
C37Stucco figure of the Buddha from a Buddhist stupa, 8th-11th century A.D.   View imageundated
Nalanda University Ruins
C38-C39Elevated view of Nalanda University complex ruins   View imageundated
C40Closer view of ruins, 6th-12th century A.D.   View imageundated
C41Vihara ruins, 6th-12th century A.D.   View imageundated
C42Rajagriha site of ancient Buddhist ruins, circa 6th-5th century B.C.   View imageundated
Tomb of Sher Shah Sur, in Sasaram, circa 1545 A.D.
1cC43Distant view of tomb with surrounding lake1973
C44Tomb with surrounding lake   View image1973
C45Close up of tomb   View image1973
C46Killa Kohna Mosque wall with arches and dome in background
Processer's Note: though this slide was found among Gairola's Bihar images, they probably show the Qila Kuhna Mosque in Historical Delhi.
C47Mihrab from Killa Kohna Mosque   View imageundated
Processer's Note: though this slide was found among Gairola's Bihar images, they probably show the Qila Kuhna Mosque in Historical Delhi.

 
Item Date
Chandigarh City, Punjab and Uttarakhand, North India
Chandigarh
Government Buildings in Chandigarh
1cD1Punjab State High Court   View imageundated
Designed by Le Corbusier.
D2Punjab State High Court entranceundated
D3-D5 Government Secretariat   View imageundated
D6Government Secretariat entrance   View image1974
D7Punjab State Capitol
D8Punjab Museum   View image1974
Punjab University in Chandigarh
D9Engineering College building   View image1974
D10Administration building   View image1974
D11 University Hospital   View image1974
D12Distant view of Law College building   View image1974
D13Medical College building   View image1974
D14Punjab University building   View imageundated
D15-D16'Kiran' movie theater in Chandigarh   View imageundated
Designed by Le Corbusier's team.
D17Building in Chandigarhundated
Bhakra Dam, Chandigarh
D18Sutlej River, near Bhakra Damundated
D19-D20Bhakra Dam Tunnel   View image1952
D21-D22Bhakra Dam under construction   View image1958
Punjab
D23Golden Temple in Amritsar   View image1971
This temple is dated as early as 1764 A.D.
D24Golden Temple front with city scene in Amritsar1971
D25Panjab hills with Sutlej (Sutlaj) River near Bhakra Dam   View imageundated
Uttarakhand
Doon Valley
Other variant spellings exist (Dehradun, Dehra Dun). The valley itself is the Doon valley, while the city in the valley is called Dehradun.
1cD26-D30Valley floor viewed from the Mussoorie Hills   View image1979, 1983
D31-D32Forest Research Institute in Dehradunundated
Haridwar
D33-D35Distant elevated view of Haridwar on the Ganges river showing bends in the river's course   View imageundated
D36-D38Distant elevated view of Haridwar on the Ganges river showing the city layout and bends in the river's course   View imageundated
D39River-level view from across the Ganges of the Alka hotel and other buildings   View imageundated
D40-D42River-level view from across the Ganges of buildings, including a tall single-domed tower   View imageundated
D43-D44White railing and staircase with two white domes viewed from a boat on the Ganges River   View imageundated
D45Buildings and a low bridge in the distance viewed from a boat on the Ganges Riverundated
D46Young Indian couple standing before a wooden railingundated
D47Man, probably C.K. Gairola, seated on a low cement pillar on the river bank with the Ganges and buildings in the background.   View imageundated
Mussoorie
D48View of wooded hillside with buildings, including Allahabad Bank   View image1983
D49-D52Distant view of wooded hillside with buildings1983
D53Distant elevated view of valley with buildings and multiple roads   View image1983
D54Mussoorie hill station with hills in the background   View image1978
Rishikesh
D55-D59Ground level view looking across the Ganges river towards Rishikesh, all with steps leading down to river bank1987, undated
D60View along the Ganges river from river bank steps with a man in the foregroundundated
D61-D62Elevated view looking across the Ganges river towards Rishikesh with a red and white towered temple near the Lakshman Jhula bridge1987
D63Elevated view of the span of the Lakshman Jhula bridge at Rishikesh   View image1974
D64Elevated view of a two-story complex with a small red dome in Rishikesh from across the Ganges river1987
D65Elevated view of Tapovan (a resort near Rishikesh) from across the Ganges Riverundated
D66View of a plaza in the Tapovan resortundated

 
Item Date
Delhi (city), Delhi, North India
Historical Delhi
Purana Q'ila (Old Fort)
This fort built by Sher Shah Suri in the 16th century, A.D.
1cE1Distant view of fort with road and gardens in foreground   View image1973
E2Main gate and walls   View imageundated
E3Close up of main gate   View imageundated
Qila-i Kuhna Masjid (citadel mosque)
See also C46-C47, which likely show the Qila-i Kuhna Masjid, but were found among Gairola's Bihar slides.
E4Front view of mosque   View imageundated
E5Detail of a stair turret   View imageundated
E6Mihrab inside the mosqueundated
Lodi Tombs
These tombs date from 1451-1526 A.D.
E7Distant view of tombs1971
E8Lodi gardens and tombs   View image1971
E9-E11Lodi tomb   View image1971, undated
E12Isa Khan's tomb with inscription from 1547 A.D.   View image1973
Note on slide: Nobleman of Sher Shah Sur.
Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, 16th century A.D.
E13-E17General view of the tomb1979, 1971, undated
E18Angle view of Humayun's tomb1974
E19-E20Closer view of Humayun's tomb   View image1973, undated
E21Close up of Humayun's tomb upper level   View imageundated
E22Angle close up of Humayun's tomb   View imageundated
E23View from outside the tomb complex   View imageundated
Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque)
This mosque, also known as the Jama, Jami, or Jumna Mosque, was built during the reign of Shah Jahan. It is dated to the mid 17th century A.D.
E24Distant angle view showing east gate and staircaseundated
E25Street scene with hotel, cars, pedestrians, and angle view of the mosque   View image1973
E26East gate and staircase with rows of people standing on steps facing the gate   View imageundated
E27Close angle view of upper portion of gate1973
E28Eastern facade with minarets at corners   View image1973
E29Closer angle view of eastern facade upper portionundated
E30-E31Corner close up with minaret and domes   View image1973, undated
E32Central entrance archway with reflecting pond in foreground   View image1973
Tomb of Safdarjung, 18th century A.D.
Safdarjung was the Subadar Nawab of Ourdh, governor of the state of Awadh (1739-1754).
E33 Front view of tomb with reflecting pond   View imageundated
E34Angle view of tomb with gardensundated
E35Panoramic view of gardens, including domes of tomb in background   View imageundated
Kotla of Firoz Shah, 15th century A.D.
E36Distant view of ruins with Ashoka's pillar in background   View image1971
E37Close up of ruins with Ashoka's pillar   View imageundated
Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur, 18th century A.D.
E38Front angle view of observatory complex with reflecting pool   View imageundated
E39Front angle view of observatory complex and instruments   View image1971
E40Front angle view of observatory complex and instruments   View image1985
In this image, taken 14 years after the prior image, tall buildings now rise behind this structure.
E41-E42Tall staircase instrument for measuring the pole star   View imageundated
E43Elevated view of Jantar Mantar from top of tall staircase instrument   View image1971
E44Astronomical measuring structure with three staircases   View image1971
E45Astronomical measuring structure with three staircases   View image1985
In this image, taken 14 years after the prior image, a tall building is under construction behind this structure.
Red Fort, 17th century A.D.
Red Fort is also known as Lal Qila or Shah Jahan's Palace.
E46View of Red Fort from Shanti Van   View image1974
E47Distant view of fort outer wall1973
E48Interior view of gate   View imageundated
E49Shallow canal under three scalloped archesundated
E50Exterior view of Diwan-i-Khas   View image1973
E51 Mosaic inlay of flowering plant with vine border from Diwan-i-Khas,   View imageundated
E52Interior view along colonnade in Diwan-i -Aam   View image1973
E53 Diwan-i -Aam, also known as throne canopy   View image1973
E54Shah Burj fountain   View image1973
Processor's note: this description differs from Gairola's (Peacock Throne), which appears to be in error.
E55White stone pavilion with end of three scalloped arches   View image1973
E56View looking out through three-scalloped archway with screen   View imageundated
E57Close up of painted ceiling in fort   View imageundated
E58Large lotus ornament inset in floor   View image1973
E59Ornamental marble rectangle inset in floor   View imageundated
Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), inside Red Fort
E60-E61Distant view of mosque through trees   View image1973, undated
E62Mosque outer wall and buildings   View image1973
E63Mosque outer wall and buildings viewed from adjacent building   View image1973
E64Close angle view of front entrance   View image1973
E65Sawan Pavilion in the Hayat-Bakhsh Garden inside Red Fort   View image1973
Qutb Complex, Mehrauli, 12th-14th century A.D.
Also known as Qutub Complex, this complex contains multiple structures, including a mosque, minars and the iron pillar of Chandragupta.
E66Elevated view of the Qutb complex   View image1973
Qutb Minar
Built in the early 13th century, this is the highest stone tower in India and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
E67-E73View of entire minar with adjacent building   View image1979, 1985, undated
E74-E75View looking upward at minar through a tall brick arch   View image1968, undated
E76View of lower part of the minar with colonnaded hall at the base   View imageundated
In the foreground, three people are binding a man to a single free-standing pillar.
E77-E80Close up of upper portion of minar   View image1971, 1987, undated
E81Close up of minar structure   View image1987
E82-E83Detail view of calligraphic engraving on minar1985, undated
E84-E87Hindu and Jain columns in Qutb mosque hall   View image1973, 1979, undated
E88-E89Ruins of a Jain temple near Qutb Minar   View imageundated
E90Alai Darwaza gate with base of Minar in the background, circa 1305 A.D.   View image1973
Alai Darwaza gate built in the 13th century A.D.
E91Closer view of Alai Darwaza gate with two children seated on low wall in the foreground   View imageundated
E92Qutb library building with central arches and dome   View image1987
E93Qutb library with adjacent building in the background   View image1985
E94Close up of Qutb library showing arched passage through the building   View imageundated
E95Tomb of Shams al-Din Iltutmish   View imageundated
Shams al-Din Iltutmish was sultan of Delhi from 1211-1236 A.D.
E96 Interior decorated niche with scalloped arch from Tomb of Shams al-Din Iltutmish   View image1973
E97Interior squinch from Tomb of Shams al-Din Iltutmish   View image1973
E98-E99Niche in qibla wall showing elaborate ornamentation and calligraphy   View imageundated
E100-E102Unfinished tower started by Iltutmish   View image1973, 1979, undated
E103-E104Mosque ruins, circa 13th century A.D.   View image1987, undated
E105-E107Medieval ruins, circa 12th-13th century A.D.undated
E108Ruins in Qutb Minar area, circa 12th-13th century A.D.undated
E109Stone pillar inscribed with information about the Qutb Minar, from the Department of Archeology in the Qutb area   View image1987
E110Stone pillar inscribed with information about the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid (Might of Islam Mosque), from the Department of Archeology in the Qutb area   View image1987
Iron Pillar of Chandragupta
This iron pillar, dated to the late 4th-early 5th century A.D., is located in the courtyard of the Qutb mosque. It is famous for remaining uncorroded, even after 1600 years of exposure to weather.
E111View of courtyard with pillar to left and people standing around pillar   View image1985
E112Distant view of pillar seen through tall stone arch   View imageundated
E113Distant view of pillar and Muslim ruins, 12th century A.D.   View image1979
E114Pillar with wall ruins   View image1979
1dE115Pillar with men standing around it and a colonnade in backgroundundated
E116View of pillar with men, women, and children standing nearby and a colonnade in background   View image1987
E117View of pillar with two boys standing on its base, one boy standing with his back to the pillar and wrapping his arms around it1988
This slide misidentifies the pillar as a pillar of Ashoka, dated some 700 years earlier. It also has the caption "visitors trying luck". According to folklore, if a person stood with his back to the pillar and could wrap his arms around it, he would receive good luck.
E118Close up of top third of pillar   View image1987
E119Close up of pillar capitol   View image1987
E120Close up of inscription on pillar   View image1987
This inscription lauds the accomplishments of the Gupta emperor Chandragupta Vikramaditya.
Tughlaqabad fort ruins
This fort dates to the 13th-14th century A.D., in the Sultanat period.
E121Fort grounds flooded during monsoon season   View imageundated
E122-E124Distant view of the ruins   View imageundated
E125-E127Closer view of the ruins   View imageundated
E128View from the ruins of the surrounding territory   View imageundated
Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq
This tomb, located next to Tughlaqabad fort, dates to 1320-1325 A.D.
E129-E130Distant view of the tomb   View image1971, undated
E131Road approaching the tomb   View image1979
E132Wall surrounding the tomb   View image1979
E133Angle view of tomb   View image1971
E134-E135Close up of the tomb   View image1973, undated
Hauz Khas area
The ruins in this area date to the 14th century A.D.
E136Descriptive archaeological plate describing the area history   View image1987
E137Distant view of the area   View imageundated
E138Ruined walls of a madrasah   View imageundated
E139Garden with madrasah ruins in background   View image1973
E140Steps leading up to two-story building with colonnade and dome in madrasah ruins   View image1973
E141-E142Closer view of building with colonnade and dome in madrasah ruins   View imageundated
E143Close up of a roofed upper-story balcony in madrasah ruins   View imageundated
E144-145Small, free-standing, polygonal tombs with dome and colonnade in Hauz Khas garden   View image1987, undated
E146Ruins of tomb with colonnade and two domes   View imageundated
E147-E148Domed structure inside high wall   View image1987, undated
This structure may be Firuz Shah's tomb.
Modern New Delhi
New Delhi Zoo
1dE149Landscape view of pond, pedestrians, and buildingsundated
E150-E151Brown Bear area   View imageundated
Rashtrapathi Bhavan (Presidential palace)
E152Rajpath, main street leading to Presidential palace   View imageundated
E153-E154Distant view of palace   View imageundated
E155Palace lights on Dipavali Night   View imageundated
E156Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first President of India, seated in palace, 1958   View imageundated
E157C.K. Gairola walking in Mughal gardensundated
E158Dalai Lama's car driving on New Delhi street, 1956   View imageundated
E159Pandit Nehru and Indira Nehru Gandhi during visit to Austriaundated
Foreign embassies in New Delhi
E160U.S.S.R. (Soviet Union) Embassy   View imageundated
E161Pakistani Embassy   View imageundated
E162U.S. Embassy Annex   View imageundated
E163British High Commission   View imageundated
Birla Temple
Also called the Laxminarayan Temple, this Hindu temple was built in the 1930s.
E164General view of Birla temple   View image1979
E165Angle view of central spires   View imageundated
E166Close up of tallest spire1979
Federal Government buildings
E167Three-story building with central domeundated
E168UNESCO Conference Liason Office of Ministry of Education   View imageundated
E169Quarters for government employees   View imageundated
E170North block government offices   View imageundated
E171Government Secretariat   View imageundated
E172National Museum of India   View imageundated
Samadhis of Famous Indians
E173Raj Ghat   View imageundated
This is the former Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. The memorial is a low cement square inside a low brick wall
E174-E175Approach to new samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi   View image1974
E176Distant view of Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in courtyard   View image1974
E177Side view of Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi   View image1974
The memorial is a low black stone square with low white stone walls on each side.
E178Samadhi of Jawaharlal Nehru   View image1974
E179-E180Samadhi of Lal Bahadur Shastri, second prime minister of India   View image1974
E181Hindu temple in Southern Indian styleundated
E182All India Radio building   View imageundated
E183Bridge over Jamuna river   View imageundated
E184Monument to George V   View imageundated
Statue now in Coronation Park.
E185India Gate   View imageundated
E186-E187Vigyan Bhavan Conference Center   View imageundated
E188-E189Ashoka Hotel   View imageundated
E190Oberoi Intercontinental Hotel   View imageundated
E191Elevated view of houses in New Delhi   View imageundated
E192White buildings in the Chanakyapuri areaundated
E193Street scene in the Chandni Chowk area   View imageundated
E194Cinema in the Chandni Chowk area   View imageundated
E195 Banjara girls in traditional clothing   View imageundated
E196Monk wearing traditional robe and holding bagundated
Republic Day Parade, January 26, 1958
E197Distant elevated view of four elephants walking and carrying riders holding parasols   View imageundated
E198Group of girls walking in formation wearing cranberry, pink, and white salwar kameez while some hold large pink flags   View imageundated
E199Group of men in suits walking, each wearing row of medals on his chest   View imageundated
E200Man standing and holding large red and white drum   View imageundated
E201Tractor pulling a float with a model of mosque, viewed through crowd   View imageundated
E202Small group of men and women wearing traditional dress walking in formation, the lead man holds a banner inscribed "Punjab" in Hindi and English   View imageundated
E203Tractor pulling a float showing battle scene before a castle   View imageundated
E204Tractor pulling a float with multi-towered model of a building; men and women riding standing and seated inside, one in tall tower   View imageundated
E205Tractor pulling a float in the shape of a peacock, with standing and seated women in front of large shrine ornamented with small figurines   View imageundated
E206Single elephant walking, with rider, viewed through crowd; the elephant painted ochre and elaborately decorated   View imageundated
E207Line of youths standing, wearing red shirts and white pants, each holding large knife in left hand and extending right fist, man with large drum in background   View imageundated
E208Float with tall, star-shaped tower, building with broad facade, mannequins and plants   View imageundated
E209Float with gate titled " Punjab" and "Kulu the happy valley", mannequins, plants, and Indian flag   View imageundated
E210Line of Punjabi musicians and dancers in traditional clothes, one carrying a flag inscribed "Punjab"   View imageundated
E211Three painted elephants, wearing ornamented silver-colored plates on their trunks, each carrying three men in howdah, one of whom holds a parasol   View imageundated
E212Two elephants, wearing ornamented gold-colored plates on their trunks and gold-colored drapery, each carrying four men in howdah, one of whom holds a parasol   View imageundated
E213 Float with a palm tree, thatched hut, and four men, who stand in rice plants and hay   View imageundated
E214Mounted riders in dress uniforms, each with at his side, preceeding a four-horse drawn carriage; mounted riders to sides and behind   View imageundated
E215Tractor leading a float carrying a stupa, torana and monks wearing yellow, brown, white, orange, and pink colored robes   View imageundated
E216Tractor leading a float carrying a blue sailing ship with three men and two women; the base of the float painted to look like the ocean   View imageundated
E217Float carrying stupa, Sanchi torana, men wearing robes, women wearing colorful outfits with white sashes; the tall sides of the float covered with murals   View imageundated
E218Float carrying black canoe with gold dragon prow, richly dressed helmsman and rudder man, five oarsmen in turbans, white shirts and pink skirts   View imageundated
E219 Procession of uniformed riflemen mounted four abreast on camels, led by officer carrying sword   View imageundated

 
Box Item Date
Goa and Karnataka, South India
Goa
1dF1Shri Manesh Shiva Temple, possibly 19th century A.D.   View image1973
F2Cathedral front, possibly 19th century A.D.   View image1973
F3Panjim Mhalasa Temple, possibly 19th century A.D.   View image1973
F4Panjim Mangeshi Temple, possibly 19th century A.D.   View image1973
Aihole, Karnataka
Durga Temple, circa 6th century A.D.
1dF5Front angle view of temple   View imageundated
F6Rear angle view   View imageundated
F7Varaha sculpture in niche   View image1974
F8Durga sculpture in niche   View image1974
F9Sculpture of Harihara with eight arms and consorts   View image1974
F10Sculpture of vrasavahanamurti in a niche   View image1974
F11Sculpture of Shiva Ardhanarishvara in a niche   View image1974
F12Carved figure on a pillar   View image1974
F13Vishnu sculpture in a niche   View image1974
F14Three carved jamb figures   View image1974
F15Narasimha sculpture in a niche   View image1974
F16Angle view of interior pillar with engravings   View image1974
F17Interior circumambulatory path   View image1974
Lad Khan Temple, circa 5th century A.D.
F18-F19View of temple from south   View imageundated, 1974
F20Detail of three screens on south side of temple   View image1974
F21East mandapa   View image1974
F22Mandapa right face   View image1974
F23Front view of mandapa   View image1974
F24Two standing sculptures as pillars with engraved railing between them, from mandapa left side   View imageundated
F25Window with wheel motif   View image1971
F26Roof of temple   View imageundated
F27Two standing sculptures as pillars with engraved railing between them, from mandapa right side   View image1971
F28Corner view of carved pillar   View image1974
F29Detail of pillar carving with Mithuna and fish pattern   View image1974
F30Outdoor pillar detail with two carved standing figures1974
F31Mithuna engraving on mandapa porch   View image1974
F32Distant view of Ravana Phadi temple complex, circa 5th-6th century A.D.   View imageundated
F33Erotic sculpture, possibly 9th century A.D.   View imageundated
Meguti Temple, circa 634 A.D.
F34Side view of temple   View image1974
F35Back view of temple   View image1974
F36Temple porch   View image1974
F37Carving of mithuna in Huchiappayyamatha temple, circa 6th century A.D.   View image1974
Huchimalligudi Temple, circa 6th century A.D.
F38Angle front view of templeundated
F39Erotic scene in relief   View image1974
F40Jamb figures from temple doorway   View image1974
F41Close up of shikhara   View image1974
F42Hindu temple with shikhara, circa 6th-7th century A.D.   View imageundated
F43-F44Hindu temple ruins, circa 6th-7th century A.D.   View imageundated
F45Hindu temple with adjacent building, circa 6th-7th century A.D.   View imageundated
F46Back view of Hindu temple with shikhara, circa 6th-7th century A.D.   View imageundated
F47Konti Temples   View imageundated
The earliest temple in the Konti group may have been built during the 5th century A.D.
F48Side view of Hindu temple, circa 6th-7th century A.D.   View imageundated
F49Detail of temple carving   View imageundated
Badami Caves, Karnataka, circa 6th-7th century A.D.
Cave # 1
1dF50Cave entrance1974
F51Relief detail of flying gandharvas   View image1974
F52Relief detail of Naga with circular coils   View image1974
F53Sculpture of Shiva Ardhanarishwara1974
F54Sculpture of Nataraja Shiva   View imageundated
F55Sculpture of two figures, possibly Harihara   View image1974
Cave #2
F56-F58Cave entranceundated, 1971, 1974
F59Fish wheel on ceiling   View image1974
F60Plinth figures   View image1974
F61Trivikrama sculpture   View image1974
F62Dvarapala sculpture   View image1974
F63Shiva statue   View imageundated
F64Ceiling detail   View image1974
Cave #3
F65Narasimha statue   View image1974
F66-F69Mithuna bracket figure   View image1973, 1971, undated
F70Mithuna relief on rock pillar   View imageundated
F71-F72Cave frontundated
F73-F74Pillar detailundated, 1971
F75Dvarapala on pillar   View image1974
F76Angle view of Cave #4 facade1974
F77-F78Temple entrances with carving1971, 1972
Bijapur, Karnataka
See O428-O430. Images of Bijapur were found among Gairola's Rajasthani slides.
Mysore, Karnataka
1dF79-F80Monumental Nandi statue on Chamunda (Chamundi) Hill   View imageundated
F81Plaza or courtyard with men walking and riding horses and temple near the palace in the background   View imageundated
F82Field in Hospet near Tungabhadra Dam   View imageundated
F83Tungabhadra dam site   View imageundated
F84Distant view of the tomb of Hyder Ali, 18th century A.D.   View image1973
F85Close up of tower from Hyder Ali's tomb, 18th century A.D.   View image1971
F86Brindavan gardens with Tungabhadra Dam in the background   View imageundated
Temple near Mysore in Pallava style
Gairola dates this temple to the 8th-9th century A.D.
F87General view of temple1973
F88Close up of temple facade and entrance   View image1973
F89Hindu temple tower   View image1971
F90Close up of temple porch from inside the temple complex   View image1971
F91Close up of temple porch and walls   View image1971
F92Temple entrance with carvings   View image1971
F93Angle close up of porch with carved pillars   View image1971
F94Sandalwood and ivory gate, possibly from Rajput palace   View imageundated
1eF95Golgambad (Gol Gumbaz), tomb of Mahmud Adil Shah   View image1971
Tomb located in Bijapur, built in 1660 A.D.
Dariya Daulat
This was the summer palace of Sultan Tipu, built in the 18th century A.D.
F96Detail of balcony   View imageundated
F97Detail of wall decoration   View imageundated
F98-F100Fresco on palace wall   View imageundated
F101Angle view of Sultan Tipu's tomb   View imageundated
F102Close up of uppper section of Sultan Tipu's tomb1973
F103-F104Roadway leading to Srirangapatna fort entrance   View image1973, undated
F105Tipu's temple cart, 18th century A.D.   View imageundated
F106-F107Gallery arches with muralsundated, 1973
Bangalore, Karnataka
F108Vidhana Soudha, administrative capitol of Mysore   View imageundated
F109Dome of Vidhana Soudha   View imageundated
Cataloger's Note: Gairola dates Vidhana Soudha to the late 18th century, but it was built in circa the 1950s.
F110Bangalore Palace, circa 19th-20th century A.D.   View imageundated
Chennakesava Temple complex, Karnataka
Located in Belur, this temple dates to the 12th century A.D.
F111View of the temple complex   View imageundated
F112Front view of main temple   View imageundated
F113Close front view of main temple   View imageundated
F114Close view of temple side exterior   View image1972
F115Exterior detail of star-shaped wall section   View imageundated
F116Gopuram   View imageundated
F117Front angle view of minor temple   View imageundated
F118Interior mandapa column1972
F119Mandapa ceiling with ornamental detail of concentric circles   View image1972
F120Relief panel showing Vishnu Anantasayana   View image1974
F121Sculpture depicting Vishnu seated on Ananta, under Ananta's spread hoods and arch of flowers, early 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
F122Standing Vishnu statue carved from chloritic schist, early 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
F123Schist sculpture of Vishnu in meditation, early 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
F124Vishnu with consort, sculpture carved from chloritic schist, early 12th century A.D.undated
F125Schist sculpture of Vishnu as Varaha avatar, early 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
F126-F131Surasundari bracket figures in dancing poses1972, undated
F132-F133Surasundari bracket figures dancing and playing drums   View imageundated
F134Surasundari bracket figure playing flute   View image1972
F135Surasundari bracket figure playing stringed instrument   View imageundated
F136Outer wall sculpture of four-armed female dancingundated
F137Schist sculpture of male playing flute, with Kannada inscription at his feet, early 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
F138Sculpture of three musicians   View image1972
F139 Sculpture of standing Vishnu flanked by dancer and musicians   View imageundated
F140Close up of two female temple sculptures, in near mirror-image posesundated
F141Bracket figure of lady with mirror, possibly a surasundari   View image1972
F142Exterior wall sculpture of huntress shooting bow   View image1972
F143Temple exterior sculpture depicting battle scene of rider and elephant holding warrior in trunk   View imageundated
F144Temple sculpture of standing female holding beaded necklace   View imageundated
F145Narasimha slaying Hiranyakasipu, sculpture carved from chloritic schist, early 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
Halebid, Karnataka
F146Sculpture of yakshi holding tree, carved in Halebid style   View imageundated
Hoysaleswara temple, circa 12th century A.D.
F147Distant view of temple complex   View imageundated
F148Temple close up   View imageundated
F149Exterior view of star-shaped wall section   View image1974
F150-F151Close up of front doorway flanked by tall standing sculptures   View imageundated
F152-F153Close up of star-shaped wall projections   View imageundated
Processor's note: Gairola identifies these slides as being images of the Kesava temple in Halebid, but these slides are included among the Hoysaleswara slides. There does not appear to be a Kesava temple in Halebid.
F154-157Exterior wall sections with multiple vertically stacked sculptural friezes   View imageundated
F158Goddess sculpture in a niche   View image1972
F159Krishna Govardhan sculpture   View image1972
F160High relief carving of Vishnu, his consort, and a smaller figure riding on Garuda   View image1972
F161High relief sclupture of huntress carrying bowundated
F162Sculpture depicting Shiva dancing on prone demon   View image1972
F163High relief sculpture of Shiva and Parvati between ornamented columns   View imageundated
F164Sculpture of standing six-armed Vishnu, holding bow, arrow, coiled lotus stem, and mace, with the last two hands gesturing   View imageundated
F165Two friezes with elephants flanking seated male and a male riding a hippo which has both water rushing and a female rising out of its mouth   View imageundated
F166-F167Temple sculpture depicting Ravana shaking Mount Kailasa   View imageundated, 1974
F168Sculpture depicting Narasimha slaying Hiranyakasipu   View image1974
F169Sculpture of dancing eight-armed Shiva, holding trident and other objects   View image1974
F170Shiva dancing, sculpture carved from chloritic schist, mid 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
F171Sculpture depicting Vishnu holding thunderbolt and a smaller figure riding elephantundated
F172Sculpture of Vishnu standing under canopy of mangos   View imageundated
F173Temple sculpture of male figure holding rope cage with rectangular frameundated
F174Sculpture of Ganesha dancing under canopy of flowers   View imageundated
F175Sculpture depicting Durga slaying the buffalo demon Mahisha   View imageundated
F176Frieze with erotic scenes1974
Vijayanagara ("Victory City") ruins near Hampi, Karnataka
This site dates to the 16th century A.D.
F177Distant view of city and surroundings   View imageundated
F178Distant view of ruins   View imageundated
F179Great Platform   View image1971
F180Elephant stables   View imageundated
F181-F182Lotus Mahal   View imageundated
Vitthala Temple, circa 16th century A.D.
F183Temple courtyard with stone chariot   View image1975
F184Close up of stone chariot in temple courtyard   View image1975
F185Mandapa   View image1975
F186Mandapa pillars1975
F187Gopuram   View image1975
F188Base of Gopuram with Goshta and Kumpa pancharams   View image1975
F189Monolithic Narasimha sculpture   View imageundated
F190Reliefs on throne terrace   View image1975
Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, circa 15th century A.D.
F191Virupaksha Templeundated
F192Ceiling painting of Shiva as Tripurantaka   View image1975
F193Ceiling painting of Rama's marriage   View image1975
Pattadakal, Karnataka
The temples in this area date mainly to the early-mid 8th century A.D.
F194Left front corner view of Galaganatha Temple   View image1971
F195Front angle view of Jambulinga Temple   View image1974
F196Front angle view of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, 7th century A.D.   View imageundated
Papanatha Temple
F197View of temple from southwest   View image 1970
F198Sculptural detail on exterior wall   View image1971
F199Two post and lintel arches with open screenwork between them, circa 7th century A.D.   View image1974
F200Sculpture depicting Ramayana scene, circa 7th century A.D.   View image1974
F201Temple side wall with row of niches, circa mid-8th century A.D.undated
F202Close corner view of Sangameshvara Temple   View image1971
Virupaksha Temple
F203Corner view of shikhara, circa 650 A.D.undated
F204Angle view from adjacent structure, circa 8th century A.D.   View imageundated
F205Tri-level frieze with central figure of male lying on segmented oval, possibly a scene from the Mahabharata   View image1971
F206Battle scene with winged beast tearing at warrior with its beak and fallen warrior and dismembered limbs below   View image1971
F207Sculpture depicting Ravana shaking Mt. Kailasa, circa 740 A.D.   View image1974
This image also known as the Ravananugrahamurti.
F208Mithuna carving on interior face of window pillar, circa 740 A.D.   View image1974
F209Sculpture depicting Nidhi of Kuvera (Kubera), in the form of a dwarf holding a conch shell, circa 740 A.D.   View image1974
F210Sculpture of Shiva and Parvati standing with Nandi, inset in niche, circa 740 A.D.   View image1974
F211Sculpture of Shiva as Lingodbhava inset in arch with elaborately decorated lintel, circa 740 A.D.   View image1974
F212Back angle view of Hindu temple with shikhara1971
Kesava Temple, Karnataka
Located in Somnathpur, this temple dates to the 13th century A.D.
F213Front view of temple of Krishna   View imageundated
F214Front angle view ot Kesava temple   View imageundated
F215Detail of tower   View imageundated
F216Corner shrine   View imageundated
F217-F218Close up of exterior wall   View imageundated
F219Multiple friezes with repeating themes, on temple exterior   View image1972
F220Two sculpted pillars   View imageundated
F221Close up of interior column   View imageundated
F222Wall sculpture of Krishna playing the flute   View imageundated
F223Exterior wall sculpture of four-armed Krishnaundated
F224Exterior wall sculpture of Indra holding thunderbolt and riding elephant   View imageundated
F225Relief panel with erotic scenes   View image1974

 
Box Item Date
Gujarat, North India
Sun (Surya) Temple, Modhera
Constructed from sandstone, this temple dates to the 10th-11th century A.D.
1eG1Panoramic view of temple and surroundings   View imageundated
G2-G4Closer view of temple buildings   View imageundated
G5-G7Close up of porch columns   View imageundated
1e, 1fG8-G14Sculpted figures in niches on temple wall   View imageundated
1fG15Four figures in erotic poses in separate niches   View imageundated
G16Erotic etchingundated
G17-G18Erotic relief panels with multiple scenes   View imageundated
G19-G22Erotic relief panels   View imageundated
G23-G24Child birth relief panel   View imageundated
Broach (Baruch)
Jami Mosque, circa 1300 A.D.
1fG25Detail of a buttressundated
G26Close up of mosque base   View imageundated
G27Colonnade viewed from courtyard   View imageundated
G28Interior view of columns   View imageundated
G29Column in Hindu style   View imageundated
G30Close up of of mihrab   View imageundated
G31Street view of houses   View imageundated
G32Close up of wooden house front   View imageundated
Vadnagar
G33-G34Hindu temple, circa 13-14th century A.D.   View imageundated
G35-G36Kirti Toran, circa 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
Processer's Note: Gairola refers to the gate in these images as the "Victory gate of Narsi Mehta".
G37Close angle view of Narsi Mehta's arch   View image1972
Maharaja Sayajirao University (M.S. University), Baroda
G38-G40Fine Arts faculty premises   View imageundated
G41Sculpture of a boy riding a man on the Fine Arts faculty premises   View imageundated
G42People setting up for Fine Arts Festival1963
G43Table set up with artwork for Fine Arts Festival   View image1963
G44-G46Tables set up for Fine Arts Festival1963
G47-G48Tapestries set up for Fine Arts Festival   View image1963
G49Library buildingundated
G50Building housing Departments of Education and Sociology, viewed across a lawnundated
G51City view of housetop with people standing on itundated
Dabhoi
City Gates, circa 1100 A.D.
1fG52City gateundated
G53Close up city gate archway   View imageundated
G54Detail view of upper half of a city gateundated
G55Architectural detail from Chandod Gate   View imageundated
G56Relief sculptures and panels in a city gateway   View imageundated
G57-G60Sculpture from city gateway   View imageundated
Kalikamata Temple, circa 11th-12th century A.D.
G61Kalikamata temple complex   View imageundated
G62-G65Angle view of temple exterior   View imageundated
G66Temple wall sculptures of two figures under a tree and a humanoid figure in a separate niche   View imageundated
This scene is sometimes called 'Adam and Eve'.
G67-G68Close up of ornamental cornice   View imageundated
G69Two panels with sculpted figures   View imageundated
G70Sculpture with two elephants   View imageundated
G71Tank from Dabhoi with city gate in background and a woman in foreground   View imageundated
Rudramal Temple, Siddhapur (Sidhpur), circa 12th century A.D.
G72Torana from temple ruins   View imageundated
G73-G74Torana bases with sculptural detail   View image1972
G75-G76Angle view of temple ruins   View imageundated
G77Close up of upper portion of a torana   View imageundated
Ahmedabad
Sidi Sayyid Mosque, circa 16th century A.D.
1fG78General view of mosque   View imageundated
G79View of the mosque through trees   View imageundated
G80Courtyard surrounded by archways with men standing in lower left corner   View imageundated
G81-G83Close up of window screens   View imageundated
G84-G85Close up of stone screen with scroll detail   View imageundated
Rauza (Roza) of Shah Alam
Gairola dates this structure, the tomb of Shah Alam, to circa 1475 A.D.
G86-G87 Shah Alam's Tomb   View imageundated
G88-G89Angle view of the tomb facadeundated
G90Minaret outside Shah Alam's tomb   View imageundated
G91Close up of minaret   View imageundated
G92Close up of minaret base   View imageundated
Hathee Singh Temple, circa 19th century A.D.
G93Temple viewed from outside walls   View image1971
G94Close up of a building in the Hathee Singh temple complex   View imageundated
G95Close up of sculptural canopied structures   View image1971
G96-G98Tin (Teen) Darwaza, triple gateway, circa 1425 A.D.   View imageundated
Jami mosque, circa 1423 A.D.
G99Mosque front with yard   View imageundated
G100Mosque entrance   View imageundated
G101Sculptural detail at pilaster base   View imageundated
G102-G103Sculptural elements from Dai Halima mosque   View image1971
G104Mosque minarets viewed from the railroad station   View image1973
Minarets circa 1510 A.D.
G105Jhoomte (Jhulta) Minar viewed from below   View imageundated
These date from circa 15th century A.D.
G106-G107Angle view of swinging minarets, circa 15th century A.D.   View imageundated
G108Courtyard view of Mahmood (Beghra) tomb complex, circa 16th century A.D.   View imageundated
G109Tomb of Mehmood Beghra, circa 16th century A.D.   View imageundated
G110Design centre of Le Corbusier, circa 1950   View imageundated
Champaner
Pawagarh (Pavagadh) Hill
1fG111-G112View of Champaner from hill   View imageundated
G113Distant view of hill   View imageundated
G114Pavagadh Hill with stairs and structure at the top   View imageundated
G115Seated man holding a bowl on Pavagadh hill with Champaner in the background   View imageundated
Nagina Mosque, circa 15th-16th century A.D.
G116Mosque and surroundings   View imageundated
G117Close up of mosque exterior   View imageundated
G118Close up of mosque archway   View imageundated
G119Interior close up of corner   View imageundated
G120Close up of corner and pilasterundated
G121-G122Ruins of a mosque viewed across a courtyard   View imageundated
G123Angle view of a mosque and yard, late 15th century A.D.   View imageundated
G124Mosque with minarets viewed from interior courtyard, circa 15th-16th century A.D.   View imageundated
Jami Mosque
Construction on this mosque began in 1485 A.D., and was completed in 1523 A.D.
G125Corner view of Jami Mosque and walls   View image1973
G126General view of Jami Mosque and walls   View image1973
G127Mosque courtyard viewed from above   View image1973
G128Platform dome and minarets viewed from below   View image1973
G129Mosque wall with minarets in background   View imageundated
G130-G131 Frontal view of Jami mosque gateway   View imageundated
G132-G134Angle view of Jami mosque gateway   View imageundated
G135Mihrab close up   View imageundated
G136View upward through dome opening   View image1973
G137-G138Detail of a niche and sculptural work   View imageundated
G139Sculptural detail from wall   View imageundated
G140Carved panel with scrollwork   View imageundated
Jami Mosque, Cambaycirca 1325 A.D.
G141-G142Angle view of facade from across yard   View imageundated
G143-G144Elevated view of mosque yard   View imageundated
G145 Carving from a grave in Jami mosque complex   View imageundated
G146-G147Carved dome ceiling   View image1973, undated
G148-G149Colonnade in mosque   View image1973, undated
G150Column in Hindu style   View imageundated
G151Close up of pillar carving   View imageundated
G152Close up of pillar capital   View imageundated
G153Maitraka Ganesha from Shamalaji (Shamlaji), circa 5th century A.D.   View image1972

 
Box Item Date
Kashmir, North India
1fH1-H5Ruins of a Hindu temple in Anantnag, circa 9th century A.D.1979
Chashme Shahi Mughal garden, circa 17th century A.D.
H6Elevated view of gardens and surroundings   View image1979
H7Gardens and stairway   View image1979
H8Building and gardens   View image1979
H9-H11Ruins of a Hindu temple in Gulmarg, possibly Medieval   View image1971, 1973
H12Pastoral scene in Gulmarg   View imageundated
Martand Sun Temple, Anantnag
Built during the reign of King Lalitaditya, this temple dates to 725-56 A.D.
H13-H16Temple ruins   View image1979
H17Ruins and enclosing gallery1979
H18-H19Ruins of main temple structure1979
H20Close up of main temple structure   View image1979
H21-H22Angle close up of main temple structure   View image1979
H23-H24Corner view of main temple structure   View image1979
H25-H26Modern Hindu temple near Martand complex   View image1979
H27Close up of dome on modern Hindu temple near Martand complex1979
Nishat Gardens, Srinagar, circa 1620 A.D.
H28-H30Elevated view of gardens1971, 1979
H31-H33Trees and mountains surrounding the gardens   View image1979, undated
H34Pathway through the gardens1979
H35General view of gardens   View image1971
H36Gardener holding small basketundated
Shalimar Mughal Gardens, circa 17th century A.D.
2aH37View of the gardens and mountains beyond1979
H38Gardens with flower bushes1979
H39Pathway flanked by gardens and reflecting pool   View image1979
H40Fountain at Shalimar Gardens   View image1979
H41Man and woman standing by waterfall1988
H42Hindu temple in Srinigar, possibly 10th-12th century A.D.   View image1979
H43Houseboat on Jhelum River in Srinigar   View imageundated
H44Group of houseboats on Jhelum River in Srinigarundated
H45Boats on Jhelum River   View imageundated
H46Palace Hotel and garden in Srinigar, probably the Lalit Grand Palace   View image1971
H47Three members of the Gairola family in front of gardens at the Pahalgam Hotel   View image1988
H48-H49View of the Himalayas near Banihal Passundated
H50Terraced hill in Jammu and Kashmir   View imageundated
Dal Lake, Srinagar
H51Hills surrounding Dal Lake   View imageundated
H52-H55Houses and other buildings along edge of lake   View image1979
H56-H62Houseboats on lake1979
H63-H64Lotus beds on lake   View image1979
H65-H66People in Shikaras on lake1979, 1988
H67Seated figure, probably Buddha, circa 7th century A.D.   View image1973
Processer's Note: Gairola calls this image an ivory carving of "Mara's assault," but it is more likely a Buddha figure.
H68Sculpture depicting three aspects of Vishnu, circa 11th century A.D.   View imageundated
H69Terracotta male head from Akhnur (Akhnoor) in Jammu, early 8th century A.D.   View image1971

 
Box Item Date
Kerala and Tamil Nadu, South India
Kerala
2aJ1Coconut hauling on the backwatersundated
J2Boat on the backwatersundated
J3Bouganvillea in the Trivendrum (Trivandrum) palace garden   View imageundated
J4Travancore garden of palace guest house in Trivandrum   View imageundated
Cochin (Kochi), Kerala
J5 Old St. Francis church   View image1971
J6 Infant Jesus church   View image1973
J7Catholic church, 18th century A.D.   View image1973
J8Old Jewish synagogue interior   View image1973
Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kerala
J9 Palace complex with mountains beyond   View imageundated
J10 Close up of palace facade   View imageundated
J11Lower pillar detail with carving of female figure, from palace   View imageundated
Kailasanatha Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, circa 8th century A.D.
J12View of temple from southeastundated
J13Temple front with visitors   View imageundated
J14Side view of temple with outer wallundated
J15Interior of temple complex   View image1968
J16Close up of main temple   View image1971
J17Women in traditional dress on walkway adjacent to main temple   View imageundated
J18Close up of shikhara   View imageundated
J19Gopuram with porchundated
J20Inner corridor with visitors   View imageundated
J21Angle view of gallery1968
J22Close up of shikhara top   View image1971
J23-J24Durga panel on temple south wall   View imageundated
J25Temple courtyard1975
J26Niche fresco with female figures   View image1975
Ekambarnath Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, circa 11th-13th century A.D.
J27Main sanctuary and adjacent buildings1968
J28Temple tank with Nandi mandapa and Kalyana mandapa   View imageundated
These structures date from the 7th to the 17th century A.D.
J29Yard and main temple1971
J30-J31Temple close up   View imageundated
J32View from outside the temple complexundated
J33Temple with sacred pond   View imageundated
J34Shikhara close up1968
J35-J36Gopuram of the Vishnu temple   View imageundated
J37-J38Gopuram of the Shiva temple   View image1968, undated
Gairola notes that this gopuram is 188 feet high.
J39-J40Sacred bull sculpture at temple main entrance   View image1968, undated
J41Relief of Krishna stealing Gopi's clothes, from base of gopuram of Tirukurunkudi Nambiraja Temple in Tamil Nadu, 16th-17th century A.D.   View image1975
J42Relief with Gojendramaksha, from base of gopuram of Tirukurunkudi Nambiraja Temple in Tamil Nadu, 16th-17th century A.D.   View image1975
Chidambaram Nataraja Shiva Temple, Tamil Nadu, 12th-13th century A.D.
J43Temple complex with pond1987
J44Gopuram close up   View image1987
J45Shiva temple gopuram   View imageundated
Shiva Bhikshatana, painting from madapa ceiling of Shiva Kamasundari shrine, 17th century A.D.
J46View of the entire ceiling painting   View image1975
J47Two panels from ceiling painting, depicting Mohini and Rishis, and the release of demons against Shiva   View image1975
J48Detail of release of demons panel from ceiling painting1975
J49-J50Detail of Shiva as Bhikshatana panel from ceiling painting   View image1975
J51Detail of Rishipatnis from ceiling painting1975
J52Shiva Tripurantaka sculpture in a niche on temple wall   View image1987
J53Temple wall sculpture of dancer in a niche1987
J54Angle view of interior wall with dance relief panels   View image1974
J55Gopuram wall with dancer relief panels with dancers   View image1987
J56Painted sculptural detail of Shiva dancing, from top of a building in the temple complex   View image1987
Panamalai Talgirishwara temple, Tamil Nadu, circa 8th century A.D.
J57View of temple from southeast1975
J58Fresco of Parvati from the north sub-shrine   View image1975
J59Detail of Parvati's face from sub-shrine fresco   View image1975
J60Detail of umbrella over Parvati's head from sub-shrine fresco   View image1975
Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
J61Street view of pilgrim center   View image1987
J62Gopuram and outer wall   View image1987
J63-J65Granite corridor with colonnade from Rameshwaram temple   View image1987, undated
Velore (Vellore), Tamil Nadu
J66Panoramic view of city and mountain in the background   View image1987
J67Hindu temple within Vellore fort with Kalganamandapam, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1987
J68-J69Side view of gopura, circa 16th century A.D.   View image1987, undated
J70Close up of Hindu temple gopuram, circa 16th century A.D.   View image1987
J71-J72Close up of Hindu temple shrine tower, circa 17th century A.D.   View imageundated
J73Close up of Hindu temple inner gopuram, circa 17th century A.D.   View imageundated
J74-J76Vellore fort with moat   View image1987, undated
J77-J78Christian Medical College campusundated
J79Christian Medical College auditoriumundated
Sittanvasal (Sittanavasal) Jain cave, Tamil Nadu, circa 9th century A.D.
J80View of hill from west   View image1975
J81Detail of water birds from ceiling fresco1975
J82Detail of lotus pond with flower gatherer from ceiling fresco1975
J83Detail of lotus gatherer from ceiling fresco   View image1975
J84Detail of fish and lotuses from ceiling fresco   View image1975
J85Hamsa painting from mandapa ceiling1975
Srirangam, Tamil Nadu
J86-J87Srirangam city and Kaveri river viewed from Trichy rock fort   View image1987
J88Srirangam temple viewed from Trichy rock fort   View image1987
J89Vaishnava gopuram, probably of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, circa 18th century A.D.   View imageundated
Ranganatha (Sri Ranganathaswamy) Temple
J90-J92 Temple gopuram, circa 16th century A.D.   View image1987
J93-J95Sculptural detail from top of inner gopuram, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1987
J96Krishna Lila sculpture on gopuram, circa 16th century A.D.   View image1987
J97-J101Sculptures from Horse Court, circa 16th century A.D.   View image1987
J102-J103Detail of horse head from Horse Court sculpture   View image1987
J104Pillared hall from Srirangam Vishnu Temple, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1974
J105-J106Sculpture in Krishna Gopis theme from Srirangam temple gopuram, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1987
J107Cart from Tipu Sultan era, Srirangapatnam temple   View imageundated
J108Yalis from Sri Ranganathswami Temple, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1973
Kumbakonam Temple, Tamil Nadu
J109Temple buildings with gopuram in the background1967
J110Sculptural detail from gopuram1987
Nageshwarswami (Nageshwara Swamy) Temple, 9th century A.D.
J111-J112Apsara from temple wall   View image1973
J113Apsara from south wall   View image1975
J114Apsara from sanctuary south wall   View image1972
J115Krishna-Gopis theme sculptural detail from temple gopuram   View image1987
Tirukalaikundram (Thirukalaukundram), Tamil Nadu
J116-J117Bhaktavatsala Temple Complex viewed from Vedagiri Hill, circa 15th-16th century A.D.   View image1975, undated
J118Temple complex viewed from Thirukalaukundram, circa 15th-16th century A.D.   View image1999
J119Thirukalaukundram hill1999
Narttamalai (Nartthamalai) Temple, Tamil Nadu, circa 9th century A.D.
J120Vijayalayacholishwaram (Vijayalayacholeeswaram) viewed from northwest   View image1975
J121Vijayalayacholeeswaram viewed from northeast   View image1975
J122Dwarapala sculpture from right of the Vijayalayacholeeswaram shrine doorway   View image1975
J123Molded basement from Paliyilishwaram 1975
Sri Andal Temple, Srivilliputtur (Srivilliputhur), Tamil Nadu
J124Outer gopuram, circa 14th century A.D.   View image1975
J125Sculpture from outer gopuram base, circa 14th century A.D.   View image1975
J126Ramayana scene from mandapa ceiling, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1975
Gangaikondacholapuram Brihadeshwara Temple, Tamil Nadu, circa 1030 A.D.
Gangaikondacholapuram served as the capitol of the Chola empire for almost 250 years.
J127View of temple from southwest   View image1975
J128Shiva Nataraja from south wall   View image1975
J129Saraswati from left of north entrance   View image1975
J130Chandesanugrahamurti to the right of north entrance   View image1975
J131Detail from Chandesanugrahamurti scene   View image1975
J132Thiruvannamalai temple in Tamil Nadu, circa 12th century A.D.   View imageundated
J133Uma Maheshwara from Kalugumalai in Tamil Nadu, Pandya kingdom, 8th century A.D.   View image1973
M. G. Ramachandran memorial in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
J134View of memorial complex1999
J135View from inside the memorial   View image1999
J136Plaque from memorial   View image1999
J137Women standing in the memorial complex   View image1999
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, circa 7th century A.D.
J138Granite rock-cut sculpture and shrine entrance   View image1987
Relief panel depicting Descent of the Ganges
J139-J144General view of panel1987, undated, 1975, 1971
J145-J148Close up of elephants   View imageundated, 1987, 1999, 1973
J149-J152Individual relief scene from panel1973, 1975
J153Detail of Nagini1975
J154-J155Detail of Gandharvas with animals in the forest   View image1975
J156-J157Detail of figures and a temple1999, 1973
J158Detail of saint Bhagiratha   View imageundated
J159Detail of a lionundated
J160Detail of deerundated
J161-J162Detail of ablution on the bank of the Ganges   View image1975
J163Detail of Gandharva1975
J164-J166Detail of monkey family, 7th century A.D.   View image1999, undated
Five rock-cut Rathas
2bJ167-J168Visitors standing among rathas1999
J169-J170View of rathas from southwest1975
J171 View of rathas from northeast   View image1973
J172-J175Closer view of rathas1973, undated, 1987
J176 Close up of Arjuna, Dranpadi and Nakula Rathas   View image1973
J177-J178Close up of Dharmaraja and Bhima Rathas1973, undated
The taller ratha is Dharmaraja.
J179-J180Sahadeva Ratha   View imageundated, 1973
J181Sahadeva Ratha, viewed from the eastundated
J182-J183Bhima Ratha   View imageundated, 1975
J184-J185Arjuna and Dranpadi Rathas1973
J186 Arjuna Ratha   View image1973
J187-J189Sculptures on east wall of Arjuna Ratha1975, undated
J190Dharmaraja Ratha   View image1973
J191Drauhadi Ratha   View image1975
J192Ganesha Ratha   View image1973
Mahisasuramardini mandapa
J193Vishnu Anantasayana relief panel   View image1975
J194Detail of Mahisha from relief panel depicting Durga attacking Mahisha1975
J195Relief panel depicting Durga attacking Mahisha   View image1972
J196Monolithic sculpted elephant1975
J197Granite Saluvankuppam Yali or tiger cave mandapa   View imageundated
J198-J200Temple front verandah with Govardhana relief   View imageundated, 1972, 1973
J201-J203Detail from Govardhana relief of milking cow, circa 7th century A.D.   View image1972
J204Rock-cut temple next to the Descent of the Ganges relief sculpture1987
J205Rock-cut Hindu temple entrance   View image1973
Shore Temple, circa 8th century A.D.
J206Distant view of temple by shore1974
J207-J208Temple complex   View imageundated, 1971
J209-J212Temple close up1974, 1999, undated, 1971
J213-J214Mahabalipuram Hill Temple1972, undated
J215Portrait sculptures of Mahendravarman with wives, from Adivaharaha Temple   View image1975
J216-J217Bullock carts near Madras, Tamil Nadu   View imageundated
J218Man pulling water up for irrigation near Madras, Tamil Naduundated
J219-J220Bhuta-Ganas sculpture of Ganesha from east wall of Brahmapuriswara temple porch, Pullamangai, Tamil Nadu, circa 10th century A.D.   View image1975
J221Rishipatnis sculpture, Darasuram Tamil Nadu, circa 8th-9th century A.D.   View image1971
J222Shiva Tripurantaka sculpture, 9th century A.D.   View image1975
J223 Muvar Kovil view from northeast, Kodumbalur, Tamil Nadu, 9th century A.D.   View image1975
J224Trichynopoly hill fort with city in foreground   View image1987
J225Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu   View imageundated
Meenakshi-Sundareshwara (Meenakshi Sundareswarar) Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, circa 12th century A.D. onwards
J226-J227Distant view of the temple complex   View imageundated, 1975
J228West gopurams, circa 14th century A.D.1975
J229-J230Tank with gopura, circa 16th-17th century A.D.   View image1987, 1968
J231-J232Gopuram and sacred pond, circa 15th-16th century A.D.   View imageundated, 1987
J233-J234Angle view of gopura, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1987, 1999
J235-J237Gopura viewed from inside temple complex   View image1987, 1999
J238Northeast view of south gopuram with golden lilly pond, 16th century A.D.1975
J239Gopuram close up, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1987
Pudu Mandapam
J240Painted sculptures of Thirumalai Nayak with wives, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1975
J241Mandapam gallery, circa 13th-17th century A.D.   View image1987
J242Monolithic pillar, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1975
J243Stucco sculptures in south gopuram, circa 16th century A.D.   View image1975
J244Shiva Aghorvirabhadra sculpture in Kampathadi Mandapa, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1975
J245Shiva Nataraja, painting on wooden board, 19th century A.D.   View image1975
J246-J247Shiva Lilas, painting on wooden board, 19th century A.D.1975
J248Temple corridor with columns, 17th century A.D.   View image1974
J249Detail of dancing Shiva sculpture from the temple interior, circa 17th century A.D.   View image1987
J250-J251Close up of gopuram top, circa 16-17th century A.D.1987
J252Madapam with massive lion pillars, circa 16-17th century A.D.   View image1987
Great Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, circa 1000 A.D.
J253-J255View from outside the temple complex1987
J256-J258Main temple close up   View image1999, undated, 1987
J259View from inside temple complex with gopura   View image1987
J260Enclosing gallery1999
J261Close up of gopuram top   View image1987
J262Front close up of gopuram   View image1973
J263View of Vimana from east1975
J264-J267Close up of shikhara   View image1987, undated
J268Temple back with subshrine1987
J269Subshrine in the great temple complex, possibly dedicated to Ganesha, circa 18th century A.D.   View image1987
J270Close up of shikhara top1987
J271-J272Gopuram of Great Brihadeshwara Temple1987
J273Subshrine in temple complex, circa 17-18th century A.D.   View image1987
J274Close up of the corner shrine1999
J275-J276Subramanya Temple in temple complex, circa 1750 A.D.   View image1987
J277Shiva sculpture from temple exterior wall   View image1987
J278Sculpture of Shiva as Bhairava from temple exterior wall   View image1987
J279Dwarapala sculpture in a niche1973
J280 Sculpture of Shiva as Bhikshatana from south wall of Vimana, circa 11th century A.D.   View image1975
J281-J282Exterior wall sculpture of dancing Shiva in a niche   View image1987
J283Celestial dancer fresco, circa 10th century A.D.1973
J284Description plate for Great Brihadeshwara Temple   View image1987
J285-J286Close up of a Hindu temple gopuram near Madurai, Tamil Nadu1987
J287Interior of a Hindu temple premises near Madurai, Tamil Nadu   View image1987

 
Box Item Date
Madhya Pradesh, North India
Bagh Caves
These Buddhist caves, including chaityas and viharas date to the Gupta period, 6th century A.D.
2bK1Angle view of cave entrance   View imageundated
K2Close up entrance to shrine1971
K3Architectural detail in corner of entrance to shrine
K4Fresco with a dancing sceneundated
K5Fresco detail of elephantundated
Bharhut
K6-K7Sandstone medallion with Jataka scene, Sunga, circa 2nd century B.C.   View image1970
K8-K9Sandstone medallion, Sunga, 2nd century B.C.   View image1971
K10Sandstone stupa medallion, Sunga, 2nd century B.C.   View image1971
K11Sandstone stupa relief panel with miracle of Sakasya, Sunga, circa 2nd century B.C.   View image1970
K12Relief panel of worshipping the master, circa 2nd century B.C.1970
K13-K14Railing fragment with relief panels, circa 2nd century B.C.1970, 1971
K15Sandstone Buddhist stupa remains, Sunga, circa 2nd century B.C.   View image1970
K16Sculpture of three stylized lions, Sunga, circa 2nd century A.D.   View image1973
K17Sandstone relief of woman with mirror, Sunga, circa 2nd century B.C.   View image1970
K18Relief depicting acrobats, Sunga, circa 2nd century B.C.undated
K19Sandstone architectural fragment, Sunga, 2nd century B.C.,   View image1971
K20Sandstone tree symbol, Sunga, 2nd century B.C1970
K21Close up of medallion on columnundated
K22Sandstone Buddhist stupa sculptures, Sunga, circa 2nd century B.C.   View image1970
K23Buddhist railing gate, Sunga, circa 2nd century B.C.1973
K24Palace of Bir Singh viewed across water, 17th century A.D   View image1972
This palace, located in Datia, was built for the Deo of Orchha.
K25Palace of Bir Singh1973
K26Deogarha Local Museum   View image1972
K27Sandstone pillar of Heliodoros from Besnagar (Vidisha), circa 2nd century A.D.   View image1970
Gwalior Fort, circa 16th century A.D.
K28Angle view of fort exterior   View imageundated
K29Main gate   View imageundated
K30Raja Man Singh's palace   View image1971
K31Detail of bracket from palaceundated
K32-K34Teli-ka-Mandir Hindu temple, circa 9th century A.D.   View imageundated, 1973
K35Arch in front of Teli-ka-Mandir templeundated
Sasbahu Temple, circa 11th century A.D.
K36Fort complex exterior   View imageundated
K37Side view of temple structure   View imageundated
K38Temple front   View imageundated
K39-K40Exterior view of smaller templeundated
K41Architectural detail from smaller temple   View imageundated
K42Side view of larger templeundated
K43Detail view of carved temple screens   View imageundated
K44Monumental Vishnu sculpture   View imageundated
This slide marked with both Gwalior and Bijapur (Karnataka).
K45Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus, circa 1564 A.D.1971
Khajuraho
K46Javeri Temple and surroundings, Chandela dynasty, circa 10th century A.D.   View image1970
K47-K48Javeri temple close up   View imageundated
K49Hindu Temple, circa 10th century A.D.undated
K50Ceiling bracket figure of a dancing nymph from Duladeo Temple, Chandela dynasty, circa 10th-11th century A.D.   View image1970
This sculpture has since been vandalized, removing the hat from the figure.
K51Devi Jagadambi Temple, Chandela dynasty, 10th-11th century A.D.,   View image1970
K52Sandstone figure of a lady with ball from Devi Jagadambi Temple, 10th century A.D.   View image1970
K53Sandstone sculpture from Devi Jagadambi temple, Chandela dynasty, circa 1000 A.D.undated
This slide marked 'hangover'.
K54View with ancient Vishwanath temples in the background and modern temples in the foreground, Chandela dynasty1979
Vishwanath temples date to the 10th century A.D.
K55Adinath Jain Temple, circa 11th century A.D.   View imageundated
K56Duladeo Hindu Temple, Chandela dynasty, circa 10th-11th A.D.undated
K57Sculpture of lady playing flute from Vishwanath Temple, 10th century A.D.   View imageundated
K58Vishnu sculpture from Chaturbhuj Temple, Chandela dynasty, 10th century A.D.   View imageundated
K59Brahma Temple, Chandela dynasty, circa 10th century A.D..   View imageundated
K60Brahma Temple, circa 11th century A.D..   View imageundated
Note on slide: still in use.
Laxman Temple, circa 10th century A.D.
K61Relief panel with divine architect Vishwakarma designing temple   View imageundated
2cK62Temple facade   View imageundated
K63Side view of templeundated
K64-K65Central shrine, sandstone1979
K66Shiva temple close up   View imageundated
K67Corner shrine   View image1979
K68-K69Sandstone erotic plinth frieze1979
K70-K72Close up of erotic plinth frieze   View image1970
K73Hindu temple frieze with parade scene   View image1979
K74Temple plinth frieze with hunting sceneundated
K75Temple plinth frieze with processional figures   View imageundated
K76Close up of Vishwakarma design relief panelundated
K77-K78Exterior close up of erotic sculpture panels   View image1979
K79-K80Temple wall sculpture of dance of ascetics   View imageundated
K81-K82Close up of drinking couple from temple outer wallundated
K83Sandstone temple figure of a surasundari, Chandela dynasty, 10th-11th century A.D.   View image1973
K84-K85Outer wall surasundari sculpture, 10th century A.D.   View imageundated
K86-K88Sculpture of two surasundaris, 10th century A.D.   View imageundated
K89-K91Surasundari temple sculpture, circa 10th century A.D.   View imageundated
Parsvanath Temple, circa 10th century A.D.
This Jain temple was built during the Chandela dynasty.
K92-K93Temple exterior   View image1979
K94Close up of temple baseundated
K95Sandstone sculpture of Agni   View imageundated
Agni is the Hindu fire god.
K96-K97Outer wall sculpture of Hindu deity flanked by surasundaris   View imageundated
K98Outer wall sculpture of lady applying kohl   View imageundated
K99Detail of woman's upper body in temple sculpture of lady applying kohl   View imageundated
K100Outer wall sculpture of lady removing thorn from her foot   View imageundated
K101Detail of woman's upper body in temple sculpture of lady removing thorn from her foot   View imageundated
K102Outer wall sculpture of lady preparing for dance   View image1979
K103-K104Outer wall sculpture of ballerina   View imageundated
K105Outer wall sculpture of ballerina dancing   View imageundated
K106-K107Close up of outer wall sculptures1979
K108Western group of Chandela dynasty Hindu temples, including Kandarya and Devi Jagdambi temples, circa 950-1050 A.D.   View imageundated
Kandaryi Mahadeva Temple, circa 10th-11th century A.D.
This temple was built during the Chandela dynasty.
K109-K110General view of the temple complexundated
K111-K113Angle view of main templeundated
K114-K118Angle close up of main temple   View imageundated, 1972, 1979
K119Shikhara close up   View image1979
K120-K122Close up of temple outer wall with erotic sculpturesundated, 1972, 1979
K123-K124Temple front, circa 1000 A.D.   View image1972, 1979
K125Interior sanctuary   View imageundated
K126-K127Carved mandapa ceiling   View imageundated
K128Corner detail with rearing horseundated
K129-K133Erotic panel from exterior wall   View image1970
K134Dancing sculpture in outer wall niche   View imageundated
K135Carved pillar capitalundated
K136Sculpture of three surasundaris   View imageundated
K137Close up of elephant sculpture on corner of temple roof   View imageundated
K138Exterior sculpture with Yali motif1979
K139Brahma sculpture, from Khajuraho, circa11th century A.D.   View imageundated
Art from the Zurich Exhibition.
K140Sunset over Khajuraho   View imageundated
K141Side view of temple with white base and gray domesundated
K142Virginia Commonwealth University study tour group1979
K143Silhouette of Hindu temples, Chandela dynasty ,c. 950-1050 A.D.1970
K144Remains of Hindu temple, circa 10th-11th century A.D.undated
K145Close up of column from remains of a Hindu templeundated
K146-K148Ruins of Chausath Yogini Temple, Chandela dynasty, circa 10th century A.D.   View image1979, undated
Temple Sculptures
These sculptures date from the Chandela dynasty, circa 10th-11th century A.D.
K149Sandstone sculpture of young woman flirting with an older man   View imageundated
K150-K151Sandstone sculpture of lady twisting her bodyundated, 1979
K152Inner temple sculpture of flute player   View imageundated
K153Temple sculpture of dance of a Kapilaundated
K154Outer temple sculpture of divine coupleundated
K155Sandstone sculpture of lady with mate and monkey1970
K156Sandstone sculpture of lady with pitcher1970
K157Sandstone sculpture of surasundari covering face with her hand1970
K158Interior temple sculpture of dancing surasundari   View imageundated
K159Sculpture of mother and child1973
K160Outer wall sculpture of four surasundaris   View image1970
K161-K162Sculpture of lady stretching1970
K163Detail of sandstone surasundari   View image1973
K164-K165Sculpture of lady with a mirrorundated
K166Bust of a girlundated
K167Wall sculpture of dancerundated
K168Sculpture of barber treating a woman's foot   View imageundated
K169Temple wall close up with sculptural decoration1979
K170Sculpture of a female figure   View imageundated
Gairola describes this image as "lady invoking".
K171Duladeo interior bracket figure   View imageundated
K172Sandstone Bhairava sculpture1972
K173Sculpture of flirting young lady from Chandela dynasty Hindu temple, 10th century A.D.   View imageundated
Erotic Temple Sculpture, circa 10th-11th century A.D.
Most of these sculptures are found on the outer walls of temples.
K174-K178Angle view of erotic relief scenes in rowsundated, 1970
K179-K192Detail view of erotic sculptures   View imageundated
2dK193High relief sculpture of dancing figures on temple outer wall, 10th century A.D.undated
K194-K195Temple sculpture of lady undressingundated
K196Colossal Shiva sculpture from Mandsaur, Gupta, first half 6th century A.D.   View image1975
K197Sandstone relief scene from Ramayana, circa 600 A.D.undated
Mandu
K198-K199View of city from a distance1973
K200-K202Bajbahadur's (Baz Bahadur's) Palace   View image1973
Jahaj Mahal, circa 15th century A.D.
K203Jahaj Mahal viewed from landundated
K204Jahaj Mahal on the waterfront   View image1973
K205Women's palace   View image1973
K206-K207Main palaceundated
K208Close up of a towerundated
K209-K210Hindola Mahal, or Swinging Palace, 15th century A.D.   View image undated
K211Hindola Mahal Durbar Hall, circa 1425 A.D.   View image 1973
K212Temple of Rani Rupmati, circa 15th century   View imageundated
K213Yard from a tomb complex, 15th century A.D.   View imageundated
K214-K217Tomb of Sultan Hoshang, circa 1440 A.D.   View imageundated, 1973
K218-K219Jami Mosque with front yard, 15th century A.D.   View imageundated
K220-K222Jami Mosque inner yard, 15th century A.D.   View imageundated
K223Distant view of Pavilion of Queen Rupmati, 15th century A.D.   View imageundated
K224Rupmati Pavilion, mid 16th century A.D.   View image1973
K225Ruins of a multi-storied building1973
K226Miniature painting of Rupmati and Bajbahadur, 17th century A.D.   View image1973
Nachna
Mahadeva Temple
This temple is dated to circa 500 A.D.
2dK227Temple viewed from the east1975
K228Temple wall with window   View image1975
K229Window sculptures of two horned mythological beings and riders, from Parvati temple   View imageundated
Parvati temple now built into Mahadeva temple.
K230Chaturmukha lingam with Aghora faceundated
Temple on a south hill
This temple is dated to circa 500 A.D.
K231 Temple viewed from northeast   View image1975
K232Left jamb of west doorway1975
K233South doorway1975
K234Narasimha Vishnu sculpture from south doorway   View image1975
K235Boar incarnation sculpture from south doorway   View image1975
Parvati Temple
This temple is dated to circa 500 A.D.
K236Temple viewed from east   View image1975
K237Small sculpture of an animal in temple masonry   View image1975
K238Shrine doorway sculptural detail1975
K239Window from east wall   View image1975
This window is now elsewhere in the compound.
K240Ramayana relief   View image1975
This relief is now built into Chorkidar's hut.
K241Close up of sculptures from doorway right jamb1975
K242Chaturmukha lingam found near the Parvati temple   View image1975
Sanchi: Buddhist stupas
These stupas are dated to the Andhra-Satavahana period, 2nd-1st century B.C.
Sanchi Hill
2dK243Sanchi Hill seen from railroad station   View imageundated
K244Distant view of Sanchi Hill with town in foregroundundated
K245Sanchi village viewed from the hill   View imageundated
K246General view of Stupas #1 and #3   View imageundated
K247Elevated view of Sanchi with Stupa #3 and contemporary temple on the Sanchi Hill   View image1970
K248-K254Vihara ruins viewed from above   View imageundated
These viharas said to be some of those ordered built by Ashokan Queen Devi in the 3rd century B.C.
K255-K259Early Gupta and Medieval temples, circa 4th-7th century A.D.   View imageundated
K260-261Modern Buddhist temple on Sanchi Hill   View imageundated
This temple was built in the 1960s on the occasion of the 2000th celebration of Buddha's Parinirvana.
K262Close up of sandstone Buddha, Gupta period, circa 5th century A.D.1975
K263-K264Sandstone figure of the Buddha, Gupta period, circa 4th-5th century B.C.undated
K265Buddha figure, 6th-7th century A.D.   View image1973
K266Ashokan pillar fragments, circa 3rd century B.C.   View image1973
K267Ashokan pillar fragment with inscription, 3rd century B.C.   View image1971
Great Stupa (Stupa #1)
K268Panoramic view of stupa and surroundingsundated
K269Great Stupa close upundated
K270-K272General view of Great Stupa, circa 1st century B.C.   View imageundated
North Torana (gateway) of Great Stupa (Stupa #1)
K273-K275Angle view of the gate1973, undated
K276-K281Back view of architrave from varying distances1971, undated
K282-K283Pillar detail with spectators watching processional and worshippers around a Bodhi treeundated
K284-K285Panel detail with worshippers gathered around tree, circa 1st century B.C.   View imageundated
K286Panel details with offering by monkeys and visit to Kapilavasthu   View image1973
K287Pillar panel with Buddha's footprints   View image1971
K288Pillar panels of monkey's offering and visit to Buddhaundated
K289Pillar detail of Mallas of Kushinagara   View image1973
K290Back view of middle lintel with detail of Mara's assault   View image1973
K291Back view of North Torana with detail of sculpted animals   View imageundated
K292Front view of yakshi bracket figureundated
K293Front detail view of yakshi bracket figure1971
K294Back detail view of yakshi bracket figure1971
K295Close up of pillar upper portion with capital of four elephants   View image1973
K296-K297Close up of carved pillars   View imageundated
K298Relief panel depicting Four Drives and Preaching Shakyas   View imageundated
K299Pillar relief panel detail with people, cattle and people around tree   View imageundated
K300Relief panel detail of worshippers among trees and stupas1973
K301Relief panel detail of Miracle at Sankasya (Sankisa)   View image1971
K302Pillar relief panels with worshippers gathered around trees and parasolsundated
K303Back view detail of gate1971
K304Pillar relief panel detail of a chaitya vriksha1973
K305Pillar relief panel detail with ornate pattern of vines, flowers, birds and people   View imageundated
South Torana (gateway) of Great Stupa (Stupa #1)
K306-K307Angle view of gateway   View imageundated
K308-K309Upper front view of gateway1970, 1973
K310Back view of torana1973
K311Detail of lion capital   View image1973
K312-K314Sculptural detail on pillarundated, 1970
West Torana (gateway) of Great Stupa (Stupa #1)
K315Front view of the torana   View image1973
Gairola has notated locations of relief panels on the pillars and architraves on this slide.
K316Side view of the toranaundated
K317-K318Architraves back viewundated, 1973
K319Back view of architraves with yaksha capitalsundated
K320-K321Close up of back of architravesundated
K322Front view of lower two architraves, including First Sermon and Shedaula Jataka (Chaddanta Jataka)   View image1973
K323-K325Atlante pillar capitalsundated
K326Pillar capital detail of yaksha as atlante   View imageundated
2d K327Pillar relief panel detail of two lions with riders on a background of vegitationundated
2dK328Front view of top architrave1973
K329-K332Pillar close up   View image1973, undated
K333Rear view of upper two architraves1973
East Torana (gateway) of Great Stupa (Stupa #1)
K334-K336Torana front view   View imageundated
K337Interior circumambulatory path with view of east torana   View image1970
K338-K339Architraves back view1973, undated
Gairola has notated locations of relief panels on the pillars and architraves on this slide.
K340Architraves front view   View imageundated
K341-K342Architraves lower right front view with detail of elephant capital and yakshaundated
K343-K345Detail of yakshi as bracket figure1971, undated
K346Detail of elephants on end of upper architraves   View image1973
K347-K348Front angle view with left and right pillar in foreground1973
K349Left pillar front faceundated
K350Right pillar front faceundated
K351Pillar close upundated
K352Relief panels depicting Maya's Dream and Visit to Kapilavastu, from left pillar of the outer gateway   View imageundated
K353-K355Relief panel with heavenly scenes from left pillar front face   View imageundated
K356Middle relief panels showing adoration of the Bodhi tree and walking on river, from right pillar front face   View image1973
Processor's note: Gairola identifies this scene as "walking on river", though it could also be "conversion of the Kasyapas".
K357Relief panel depicting the miracle, or walking on river, from right pillar front faceundated
Processor's note: Gairola identifies this scene as "walking on river", though it could also be "conversion of the Kasyapas".
K358Elephant capital and relief panel depicting adoration of the Bodhi tree, from right pillar front face   View imageundated
K359Pillar relief detail with Queen Maya's dream   View image1973
K360Pillar relief detail with footprints of the Buddha   View image1970
K361Pillar relief detail of ornamental panels1970
2eK362Pillar relief detail of Procession #1 sceneundated
K363Pillar decorative relief panel with flower theme   View imageundated
K364Pillar side face with relief of sea creature, waterfowl and plantsundated
K365Architrave relief detail with bulls, birds, and camels with riders   View image1973
K366Pillar relief detail of Dvarapalaundated
Stupa #2
K367Relief in woman-tree motif on uprightundated
K368Panel relief detail with warrior attacking lion   View imageundated
K369Stupa and surroundingsundated
K370Close up of stupa, viewed through trees   View imageundated
K371-K372Point of entry on balustradeundated
K373-374Railing detail at point of entry1973
K375Balustrade upright   View image1973
K376Upright carved with lotus medallionundated
K377Detail of lotus medallion   View imageundated
K378Railing detail of half medallion with tabulous animal in low relief1970
K379-K380Railing pillar with low relief   View image1970, undated
K381Balustrade uprightundated
K382Mithuna in low relief on railing pillar   View image1970
K383Railing pillar relief detail with Dharma Chakra symbol1971
K384Balustrade upright with Dharma Chakra symbol   View imageundated
K385Carved balustrade uprightundated
K386Railing detail   View image1970
K387Balustrade detailundated
K388Balustrade upright with relief depicting birth symbolism of lady on lotusundated
K389Detail of lady on lotus birth symbolism   View imageundated
K390Detail of balustrade upright with relief of enlightenment symbol of the Bodhi treeundated
K391Balustrade medallion with centaur reliefundated
K392Balustrade medallion with Mithuna couple relief   View imageundated
K393Upright medallion with relief depicting nativity symbol of Buddha's motherundated
K394Railing detail with medallion and relief figure1973
K395Animal in half medallion on uprightundated
K396Balustrade detail of Chaitya vriksha reliefundated
K397-K401Balustrade upright with relief of Dharma Chakra symbol on Triratna, Sunga, circa 2nd century B.C., sandstone   View image1973, undated
K402-K403Balustrade upright detail   View imageundated
This is a later addition in Gupta style of circa 4th century A.D., original stupa circa 2nd century B.C.
K404Upright with flower base medallionundated
Stupa #3
K405Panoramic view   View image1973
K406-K409General view with toranaundated
K410Torana rear view1970
K411Rear view of upper architrave of toranaundated
K412Front view of torana architrave   View imageundated
K413-K414Close up of torana architravesundated
K415Angle view of toranaundated
K416-K417Torana front view1973
K418Sandstone carved railing uprights1973
K419Temple with Latina Shikhara, Umri, circa 9th century A.D.   View imageundated
Udaigiri (Udaygiri or Udayagiri) Caves in Madhya Pradesh
These caves largely date to the 5th century A.D., during the Gupta dynasty.
K420Cave #4, general view1972
K421Cave #4 facade   View imageundated
K422Cave #4 exterior view1972
K423Cave entrance1971
K424Cave #19 entrance   View image1972
K425Cave #19 doorway detail1975
K426River goddess sculpture from entrance to Cave #61975
K427Architectural fragment from a ruined temple   View image1974
K428-K429Vishnu Anantashayani monumental sculpture, from Cave #13   View image1972
K430Remaining porch pillar, from Cave #191975
K431Close up of Jain Tirthankara sculptureundated
K432-K435Sculpture depicting Vishnu's Varaha avatar rescuing earth goddess   View imageundated, 1971, 1972
One image includes a posed boy, giving sense of sculpture's size.
K436Rock-cut Shivalinga (Ekmukha)   View imageundated
Eran
K437Pillar of Buddhagupta, dated 485 A.D.   View image1975
K438Close up of capital of pillar of Buddhagupta1975
K439Detail of inscription on pillar of Buddhagupta   View image1975
K440Statue of Varaha with inscription of Toramana, Gupta, 5th century A.D   View image1975
K441Detail of earth goddess from statue of Varaha   View image1975
K442Head of Vishnu, Gupta, 5th century A.D   View image1975
K443Relief depicting Ramayana episode, from Deogarh, Gupta, circa 600 A.D.   View imageundated

 
Item Date
Maharashtra, North India
Ajanta
These Buddhist caves include chaityas (shrines) and viharas (monasteries). The earliest date from the 2nd century B.C., though Gairola dates most of his to the 5th-7th century.
Cave #1
2eM1Angle view of facadeundated
M2Interior view of columns   View imageundated
M3-M4Side porchundated
M5-M6Interior pillarundated
M7-M11Close up of interior pillar capital   View imageundated
M12Pillar base with Kirtimukha   View image1975
M13Door jamb in verandah main entranceundated
M14Cornice detail   View imageundated
M15Sculptural detail from vihara front   View imageundated
M16-M18Detail of pilaster with lotus medallionundated
M19Sculpture detail of attendant figure to preaching Buddha   View image1975
M20Flying Vidyadhara sculpture from sanctuary1975
M21Sanctuary sculpture depicting Buddha preaching   View image1975
M22Fresco panel with four deerundated
M23Santuary viewed from hall1975
M24Close up of Buddha's dharmachakra mudra from sanctuary sculpture   View image1975
M25Interior pilaster detail with medallionsundated
M26Fresco with Bodhisattvaundated
M27Fresco detail with Bodhisattva Vajrapani head1975
M28Fresco detail of head of attendant to Vajrapani1975
M29-M31Fresco with Padmapaniundated, 1979
Mahajanaka Jataka fresco
M32Fresco detail of prince visiting hermit   View imageundated
M33General view of fresco   View imageundated
M34Fresco detail of three headsundated
M35Fresco detail of man and elephant1975
M36Fresco detail of two women1975
M37Fresco detail of five womenundated
M38Fresco detail of bodhisattva1974
M39-M40Fresco with seated womanundated
M41Fresco detail of monkey from Chaddanta Jataka   View imageundated
M42Fresco with three female figuresundated
M43Fresco of a bull fightundated
M44-M45Fresco detail of woman's faceundated
M46Fresco of a group of women1979
M47Hall ceiling fresco of a Mithuna couple   View image1975
M48Fresco of Persian embassyundated
M49Fresco scene with painted frameundated
M50Fresco detail of elephantundated
M51Multiple fresco panels with flowers and an elephantundated
M52Hall ceiling fresco with dwarf1975
M53Ceiling fresco with seacows1975
M54Fresco with panels, including a scene with wise man and listenersundated
M55Mahajanaka Jataka fresco   View imageundated
Cave #2
M56Fresco of woman and childrenundated
M57-M61Fresco scenesundated
M62Fresco of Buddha on lotus seat   View imageundated
M63Fresco of Thons and Buddhasundated
M64Shrine antechamber fresco of one thousand Buddhas   View image1975
M65Fresco medallion with swans   View imageundated
M66Fragmentary fresco with womanundated
M67Fresco of king listening to sermon   View imageundated
M68Detail of motif on hall ceiling beam1975
M69-M71Cave facade   View imageundated
M72Upper portion of interior pillarundated
M73Hall pillar with Nagar at base1975
M74-M75Vihara verandah1971
M76Verandah interior   View imageundated
M77Side porchundated
M78-M80Shrine hall relief with Hariti and consort Panchika   View image1975
M81Frieze with Naga and entourage, from right end of porch1975
M82Pillar detail with medallionsundated
M83Sculpture of female figureundated
M84Shrine sculpture depicting Buddha preaching   View imageundated
M85Shrine antechamber hall ceiling fresco in floral motif1975
M86Hall ceiling medallion detail with Mithuna   View image1975
M87Porch wall with fresco1975
M88Hall ceiling fresco with lotus1975
M89Detail of shrine ceiling medallion with female figure   View image1975
M90Angle view of Vihara #3 entrance with painted columns   View imageundated
Cave #4
M91-M92Temple frontundated
M93Close up of entrance   View imageundated
M94Detail of relief with figure holding up vesselundated
M95Musician on pillar base from hall   View image1975
M96Relief of female figure from the hallundated
M97Tree goddess or yakshi sculpture from doorway upper-left   View image1975
M98Fresco with lady leaning against a wallundated
M99Porch relief figure of Avalokiteshwara   View image1975
2fM100Cave #6 fresco with elderly man holding leaves   View imageundated
Cave #7
M101-M102Facade with two porches   View image1975, undated
M103Shrine antechamber relief with miracle of Sravasti   View image1975
M104View of chaityas #9 and #10   View imageundated
Cave #9
M105-M106Angle view of chaitya front   View imageundated
M107Detail view of chaitya facade with bodhisattva sculpture   View image1975
M108View of chaitya interior hall   View imageundated
Cave #10
M109Fresco of Buddha preaching   View imageundated
M110Fresco with elephants   View imageundated
M111Fresco with worshiping figures   View imageundated
M112Fresco with figures serving the Buddha   View imageundated
M113Fresco detail of Buddha   View imageundated
M114View of chaitya interior hall   View image1975
Cave #12
M115View looking out through columns from second level   View imageundated
M116Vihara with monk cells   View image1975
M117Close up of Buddha's Parinirvana   View image1979
Cave #16
M118-M120Close up of vihara entrance   View imageundated, 1975
M121Temple front with elephant gate   View imageundated
M122Detail of Buddha head from shrine   View image1975
M123Detail of porch pilaster at right side   View image1975
M124Fresco with duck   View imageundated
Cave #17
M125Close up of entrance with painted and sculpted door   View imageundated
M126Close up of interior hall pillars   View image1975
M127Devotee sculpture with offerings, from the shrine   View image1975
M128-M129Painted sculpture of Ganga on an alligator from vihara entrance   View imageundated
M130Detail of pillar base   View image1975
M131Shrine interior   View image1975
M132-M133Fresco depicting Rahula presented to Buddha   View imageundated
M134-M135Detail of a beggar from Vessantara Jataka hall fresco   View imageundated, 1975
M136-M137Detail of deer from Vataka narrative fresco   View imageundated
M138-M139Scene from Vessantara Jataka hall fresco   View image1975, undated
M140-M141Scene of Brahma receiving alms from Vessantara Jataka hall fresco   View imageundated
M142Fresco detail with woman's face   View imageundated
M143Fresco scene with couple surrounded by small group of onlookers   View imageundated
M144Fresco with seated female figure   View imageundated
M145-M146Fresco of Indra   View imageundated
M147Fresco detail of an Apsaras   View image1971
M148Fresco with Buddhas from porch doorway   View image1975
M149Fresco of Buddha delivering sermon   View imageundated
M150Fresco fragment with seated figureundated
M151Fresco depicting Buddha receiving alms from Rahula and Yashodhara   View image1974
M152Fresco detail of girl with fly whisk   View image1974
M153Fresco surrounding a doorway1974
M154Fresco from left side of porch rear wall1975
M155Fresco detail of monks listening to sermonundated
M156Fresco detail with a girlundated
M157Rear wall left fresco with two figures leaning against a pillar1975
M158Palace scene fresco from Vessantara Jataka   View imageundated
M159Fresco detail of a princess1975
M160Fresco of a couple in a bedundated
M161Fresco detail of a monkeyundated
M162Fresco scene with couple under tentundated
M163Porch doorway right fresco of Maitreya1975
M164Fresco of scene from Sinhala Evadana (Simhala Avadana)   View imageundated
M165Fresco with Buddha seeking almsundated
Cave # 19
M166Side porchundated
M167Cave exterior relief of Buddha with Yasodhara and son Rahul   View imageundated
M168-M170Facade with porchundated
M171-M172Chaitya interior flanked by colonnades   View image1975, undated
M173Side temple and front yardundated
M174-M175Porch pillar detail   View imageundated
M176Relief panel with figures under lotus dome   View imageundated
M177Front yard with sculptural detailsundated
M178Relief of couple in niche, probably donorsundated
M179-M180High relief sculpture of Naga couple   View imageundated
M181High relief sculpture of Buddha facing mother and child   View imageundated
M182Seated Buddha sculpture in a niche   View imageundated
M183Standing Buddha sculpture in a niche   View imageundated
M184Sculpture of Buddha with verada mudraundated
M185Pillar capital from right side of court facade1976
M186-M187Interior fresco1975, 1971
M188Sculptures of Buddha and devotee from front yard   View imageundated
M189-M190Guardian figure from chaitya front1975, undated
M191 Scroll fresco on ambulatory ceiling1975
M192Fresco detail of Buddha's face   View image1974
Cave #20
M193View of pillars in vihara front1975
M194Bracket figure and pillar capital1975
M195Detail of porch pillar capital with Yaksha1975
M196Cave #21, hall ceiling fresco with floral motif   View image1975
M197Cave #22 sanctuary, Buddha relief1975
M198Cave #23, unfinished cave   View image1975
M199Cave #24, excavation of vihara hall   View image1975
Cave #26
M200-M206Close up of chaitya frontundated
M207Chaitya interior hallway   View imageundated
M208Close up of stupa at end of interior hallway   View imageundated
M209Close up of main entrance   View imageundated
M210Detail of right guardian from facade1975
M211Interior pillar capital with painting of four-armed dwarf   View image1975
M212Relief depicting temptation of the Buddha, from ambulatory left side   View image1975
Cave #27
M213Detail of female torso, high relief sculpture1973
M214Fresco of lady with mirrorundated
M215Detail of lady from Viswanatara (Vessantara) Jataka frescoundated
M216-M223Panoramic view of Ajanta Creek and caves   View imageundated
M224General view with caves 8 through 111975
M225Sibi Jataka fresco   View imageundated
M226Fresco of seated Buddhaundated
M227High relief sculpture of an Ajanta divinity   View imageundated
M228-M229Virginia Commonwealth University students at Ajanta cavesundated
Ambarnath Shiva Temple, circa 12th century A.D.
M230General view of the templeundated
M231Back view of the templeundated
M232Closer view of the templeundated
M233Close up of columnundated
M234-M235Close up of temple exterior wall   View imageundated
M236-M237Stone sculpture of Hindu deity in niche, from temple exterior   View imageundated
M238Relief sculpture of a figure on a pillar on temple exteriorundated
M239-M241Shiva dancing sculpture in a niche, from temple exterior   View imageundated
M242Distant view of dancing Shiva sculpture in arched nicheundated
M243Sculpture of Vishnu in Varaha incarnation   View imageundated
M244-M245Sanctuary interior with Shivalingam   View imageundated
M246Worshipper prostrate before Shivalingam   View imageundated
Bedsa : Rock-cut Buddhist caves
M247-M248Landscape near cave siteundated, 1971
M249Arched entranceway to chaitya with columns, circa 2nd-1st century B.C.   View imageundated
M250Chaitya interior   View imageundated
M251-M252Column capital with horses and riders, circa 2nd-1st century B.C.   View imageundated
Bhaja : Buddhist caves
These caves date to the Sunga dynasty, 2nd century B.C.
M253Landscape near cave site1971
M254-M256Chaitya front1971, 1974, undated
M257-M259Monks' cells in vihara   View imageundated, 1974, 1971
M260Pilaster capital from vihara interior1971
M261-M263Hunter relief sculpture from vihara1968, 1971, undated
M264-M265Relief of Indra riding his elephant   View image1971, undated
Daulatabad
Daulatabad was formerly called Deogiri. Gairola uses these names interchangeably.
M266Distant elevated view of Daulatabad and surroundingsundated
M267-M270Deogiri hill fort, circa 10th century A.D.   View image1979
M271View from Deogiri hill fort   View imageundated
M272Elevated view of Daulatabad, from Deogiri hill fortundated
Elephanta Island
Elephanta Island is the location of a number of rock-cut Shiva temples that date to the 5th-7th century A.D.
M273-M276Elephanta island seen from Mumbai Harbor (Bombay Harbor)   View image1979, undated
3aM277Mumbai (Bombay) seen from Elephanta island   View imageundated
M278-M280Entrance to Elephanta cave   View image1979, undated
M281Pillar in mandapa hall1979
M282Pilaster detail1979
M283-M293Colossal Trimurti image depicting three different forms of Shiva   View image1979, undated, 1973
M294Close up of ugra-violent aspect of Lord Shiva (Shiva as destroyer), from Trimurti image   View image1971
M295Close up of middle head (Shiva as savior) from Trimurti image   View image1968
M296Close up of female aspect (Shiva as procreator) from Trimurti image   View image1968
M297-M299Shiva and Parvati rock-cut sculptureundated, 1979
M300Shiva and Parvati rock-cut monumental sculpture, post-Gupta   View image1968
M301-M303Rock-cut Ardhanarishwara sculpture   View image1972, undated
The Ardhanarishwara is a male-female combination of Shiva and Parvati.
M304Close up of apsaras from Ardhanarishwara relief panelundated
M305-M309Kalyanasundaramurti relief panel depicting marriage of Shiva and Parvati   View image1973, 1979, undated
M310-M311Detail of Parvati from Kalyanasundaramurti relief panelundated
M312Shiva and Nandi sculpture   View imageundated
M313-M314Guardian divinity sculpture   View imageundated
M315-M316Close up of head of a standing guardian figureundated
M317Shiva dancing, high relief sculpture   View image1971
M318Pillar in temple main hallundated
M319-M320Second (rear) front of a temple, circa 6-8th century A.D.   View image1972
M321Cave interior with visitorsundated
M322-M323Dwarapala sculptureundated
M324Ravanna-Kailasha sculpture   View imageundated
M325Sculpture depicting Shiva as the Great Yogi   View image1979
M326Detail of guardian deity's head from interior shrine1971
M327Brahma detail from Nataraja high-relief panel   View imageundated
M328Monumental sculpture in high relief depicting Shiva as Bhairava   View image1971
M329Sculpture depicting Shiva's ferocious dance   View imageundated
M330Close up of figures from a large rock-cut panel   View imageundated
Ellora
Kailash Temple, circa 8th century A.D.
This rock-cut temple was constructed during the Rastrakuta Dynasty.
3aM331-M333Panoramic view of Kailash templeundated
M334Closer view of Kailash temple   View imageundated
M335Elevated view of shikhara succession   View image1971
M336-M340Elevated view of templeundated
M341-M344Close up of temple structureundated
M345Close up of Lankeshwara temple   View image1979
M346Woman in traditional dress standing next to monumental elephant sculpture outside templeundated
M347-M354Main shrine at upper level with lingam1971, undated
M355-M357Close up of sub-shrine   View imageundated
M358Close up of exterior decoration on sub-shrine1971
M359-M362Massive column in mandapa upper level1971
M363-M364Painted and sculpted pillar in Mandapaundated
M365-M369Ravana shaking Kailash, high relief panel from Kailashnath temple   View image1979, undated
M370Sculpture depicting Ravana offering headsundated
M371Detail of sculpture depicting Ravana abducting Sita, from upper level of outer wall   View image1968
M372-M373Marriage of Shiva (Kalyanasundaranarti), high relief panel in the enclosing gallery   View image1971, undated
M374Low relief panel showing Shiva and Parvati as lovers   View imageundated
M375Sculptures depicting seated Shiva and Parvati   View image1971
M376Close up of outer wall sculpture of lovers1971
M377Temple exterior sculpture of dancing Shiva   View image1979
M378Sculpture depicting Shiva discoursing Parvatiundated
M379Dancing Shiva from Lankeshwara shrine   View imageundated
M380Close up of ground-level exterior decorationundated
M381High relief Shiva panel1971
M382-M389Flying apsaras or celestial being, sculpture on upper level outer wall1971, undated
M390-M391Outer wall sculpture of apsaras with garland   View imageundated
M392Sculpture depicting Shiva as Nataraja, in a niche on outer wall upper level   View image1971
M393Outer wall sculpture panel with angelic devotee1979
M394Shiva high-relief sculptureundated
M395Outer wall sculpture depicting dancing Shiva in a nicheundated
M396Shiva Tripurantaka sculpture   View imageundated
M397-M399Low relief panels of mythological scenes from outer wall lower level1979, 1971
M400-M401Sclulpture depicting Lingodbhavamurti bursting out of the lingam   View imageundated, 1971
M402Relief sculptures and pillarsundated
M403High relief figure of divinity1971
M404Female figure in a nicheundated
M405Shiva high-relief panel1971
M406-M407Massive burden-bearing elephant sculptures (as atlants), from ground level of temple1971
M408Detail of carved pillar panelundated
M409Erotic scene in relief   View image1971
M410Sculpture of dancing Shiva in a decorative niche   View image1979
Rameshwaram Temple #21, circa 7th century A.D.
M411-M413Temple facadeundated
M414-M415Shiva dancing, high-relief panel from temple verandah   View image1971, undated
M416Shiva as Tripurantaka high-relief panelundated
M417High relief panel of Shiva and Parvati   View image1971
M418Shiva and Parvati playing dice, high-relief panel from temple veranda   View imageundated
M419-M420High-relief panel depicting Ravana shaking Mount Kailash   View image1971, undated
M421Head of gatekeeper sculpture from a small cave near Rameshwaram   View imageundated
M422Bracket figure from temple verandah1971
M423-M425Ganga sculpture   View imageundated
M426-M428Monumental bracket figure of woman with children   View image1971
M429Bracket figure close up1971
M430Detail of pillar capitalundated
Jain Temples
M431-M432Rock-cut Jain temples, circa 9th century A.D.   View image1971
M433Jagannath Sabha temple   View image1979
This two-storied rock-cut temple dates to the 9th century AD.
M434"Little Kailasha" temple, 8th-9th century A.D.   View image1979
M435Indra sabha rock-cut temple, 8th-9th century A.D.1979
M436-M437Interior view of porch columns, circa 9th A.D.undated
M438Pillar relief detail of a Purnaghata (flower vase), 8th-9th century A.D.   View imageundated
3bM439Fertility goddess sculpture from Jain temple #32, circa 9th A.D.   View imageundated
M440Kubera statue, probably from Jain temple #32, circa 9th century A.D.   View imageundated
M441Virginia Commonwealth University group at Ellora   View image1979
Dasavatara Cave, circa 8th century A.D.
M442Sculpture depicting Shiva as Tripurantaka   View imageundated
M443-M444Shiva dancing sculptureundated
M445High relief sculpture depicting slaying of Hiranyakashyapa by Krishna   View imageundated
M446Monumental sculpture panel with Shiva Markandeyaundated
M447Bust of Dwarapla figure from front of rock-cut Hindu temple, circa 8th century A.D.   View imageundated
M448Seated Buddha sculpture, from a chaitya, circa 7th century A.D.undated
M449Hindu group of rock-cut temples, 8th century A.D.   View image1979
Dhumar Lena, Cave #29, circa 7th century A.D.
M450Marriage of Shiva relief panel   View image1974
M451-M452Ravana shaking Mount Kailash high relief panel   View imageundated
M453-M454Temple frontundated
M455Temple near Dhumarlena, circa 7-8th century A.D.   View imageundated
M456General view of rock-cut Hindu temples, including Dhumar Lena   View imageundated
Buddhist Caves, circa 6th-8th century A.D.
Caves #1-12 are Buddhist.
M457Buddhist rock-cut temples with Mrs. I. Gairola in foreground   View image1971
M458-M459General view of Buddhist section1979, undated
M460Reliefs from an unfinished cave, circa 7th century A.D.   View imageundated
M461Entrance to Buddhist cave, circa 7th century A.D.   View imageundated
M462Monk's dwellings, circa 6th-7th century A.D.   View imageundated
M463Interior of vihara #5, circa 7th century A.D.undated
Buddhist Temple #9, circa 7th century A.D.
M464General view of temple   View image1971
M465Close up of upper facade1971
M466Statue of seated Buddha preaching   View imageundated
Buddhist Temple #10
Also identified as Vishwakarma, this temple dates to the 7th century A.D.
M467-M470Two-storied chaitya facade   View image1971, undated, 1979
M471Temple interior sculpture depicting Buddha seated in royal manner as central object of worship   View image1971
M472Interior detail of rock-cut ribbed ceiling1971
M473Close up of Chaitya archway   View image1971
M474Front view of vihara #12   View image1971
Also called Tinthal, this rock-cut vihara dates to 700 A.D.
M475Close up of vihara #121974
M476Modern Hindu temple near Ellora, circa 18th century A.D.   View imageundated
Kanheri
These are Buddhist caves, including chaityas and viharas.
M477-M478Detail of sculpted Buddha head, circa 5th century A.D.1971
M479Close up of Buddha from chaitya verandah, sculpted in Gupta style , circa 5th century A.D.   View imageundated
M480Landscape near Kanheri caves, 2nd-3rd century A.D.1971
M481-M482View of the caves from outside, circa 2nd century A.D.   View imageundated
M483Chaitya front, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.   View image1971
M484Chaitya front, circa 6th century A.D.   View imageundated
M485Relief sculpture outside the caves, circa 5th century A.D.undated
M486Chaitya interior, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.1973
M487Miniature stupa, circa 1st-2nd century A.D.   View imageundated
M488Detail of pillar capital, circa 2nd century A.D.   View imageundated
M489-M492Donor couples in relief, from chaityas   View imageundated
M493-M494Devotees in relief, circa 5th century A.D.   View imageundated, 1971
M495-M496Female figure in a nicheundated
M497Relief sculptures from unfinished interior of vihara, including parinirvana and teaching scenes, circa 5th century A.D.1971
M498-M499Gupta-style Buddha sculpture in niche on chaitya verandah, circa 5th century A.D.   View imageundated
M500-M502Detail view of Buddha sculpture in niche1971, undated
Karli (Karla)
These Buddhist caves, including chaityas and viharas dates to the Satvahana (Andhra) period, circa 1st century B.C.
M503-M504Panoramic view of landscape around the caves   View imageundated, 1975
M505Chaitya and viharas   View imageundated
M506Close up of columns at front entrance   View imageundated
M507Chaitya facade1975
M508-M509Pillar in front of chaityaundated
M510Close up of wooden ribs under arch1975
M511Detail of Kudu arch   View image1975
M512Relief depicting two mithuna donor couples, from chaitya front   View imageundated
M513Detail of life-size mithuna donor couple sculpture   View imageundated
M514Veranda panels with sculptures   View image1971
M515Donor couple in high relief1975
M516-M517Chaitya interior with double colonnade1968, undated
Mumbai (Bombay)
M518-M519Taj Mahal hotel viewed from Mumbai Harbor   View image1979
This image includes both the old and new sections of the hotel.
M520-M521Old Taj Mahal hotel in colonial style   View image1979, undated
M522Municipal corporation building   View image1974
M523-M525Mumbai and Mumbai Harbor viewed from the Malabar hills   View imageundated, 1979
M526Queen's Necklace arch   View image1979
M527Street scene with general post office   View image1974
M528Marine Drive   View image1974
This is the road along the waters edge in Mumbai.
M529Chowpatty beach viewed from Malabar Hill   View image1974
Buddhist caves near Nasik (Nashik)
These Buddhist caves, including chaityas and viharas near the town of Nashik, possibly the Pandav Leni caves, date to the 1st century B.C. through the 2nd century A.D.
M530-M531Chaitya facade   View image1971, undated
M532-M534Vihara front   View image1971
M535Close up of temple columns   View image1971
M536-M538Cave facade   View imageundated
M539Cave interior   View imageundated
M540Wall reliefs from cave interiorundated
M541Chaitya interior with double colonnade   View imageundated
Pitalkhora
These Buddhist caves, including chaityas and viharas date to the Satavahana period, 1st cent. A.D.
M542Landscape near the caves   View imageundated
M543-M545Panoramic view of the ruinsundated, 1971
M546Vihara interior   View imageundated
M547Miniature Stupa in cave interior   View imageundated
M548Relief of Gajalakshmi or symbol of Buddha's birth   View imageundated
This symbol shows a female figure seated on lotus and flanked by two elephants.
M549Doorway flanked by two guardian figuresundated
M550Dvarapala guardian figure sculpture   View imageundated
M551Mithuna relief   View image1971
M552Pillar relief of female figure1971