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ID: 1075244
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1075244

 

Record Type: both
Hierarchy of Ellora Caves (sacred site)  Ellora Caves (sacred site)

Coordinates:
Lat: 20 01 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 20.0167  decimal degrees
Long: 075 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 75.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Site of a rock-cut complex of 34 monasteries and temples, extending over a 2 km area; the structures were dug into the wall of a high basalt cliff near Aurangabad and represent Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. The monuments date to 600-1000 CE. UNESCO notes that the site houses a unique artistic creation, which illustrates the spirit of religious tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.

Names:
Ellora Caves (preferred,C,V,LC,English,U)
Elura Caves (C,V,English,U)
Ellora (C,V,S,English,U)
Ellora (German,U)
Ellora (Dutch,U)
Ellora (Spanish,U)
Elura (C,O,English,U,N)
Ellorâ (C,V,French,U)
Ellorā (C,V,English,U)
Ellorā (Spanish,U)
Verul Leni (C,V,local language,U)
Vērūḷa (C,V,Hindi (transliterated),U)
वेरूळ (C,V,Marathi,U)
Elapura (C,V,Kannada (transliterated),U)
ಇಳಾ ಪುರ (C,V,Kannada,U)
Caves of Ellora (C,V)
Grottes d'Ellora (C,V,French,U)
埃洛拉石窟 (C,V,Chinese,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (nation)  ........  India (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mahārāshtra (state)  ............  Mahārāshtra (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Ellora Caves (sacred site)  ................  Ellora Caves (sacred site) (P)

Place Types:
sacred site (preferred, C)
abandoned complex (C)  ............  ancient site dating 600-1000 CE
caves (C)
archaeological site (C)
tourist center (C)
World Heritage Site (C)
rock-cut architecture (C)
religious center (H)
Buddhist (H)
Jainist (H)
Hindu (H)

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Aurangābād .......... (inhabited place)
..............................  (World, Asia, India, Mahārāshtra) [1074483]
near/adjacent to ....  Ellora .......... (inhabited place)
..............................  (World, Asia, India, Mahārāshtra) [7594377]

Sources and Contributors:
वेरूळ..........  [VP]
..............  Desapande, Ajanta, Verula, Aurangabad (2004)
ಇಳಾ ಪುರ..........  [VP]
.................  Desai et al, Studies in Indian History and Culture (1971)
埃洛拉石窟..........  [VP]
..............  Cho, China's Major Tourist Destination Countries (2007)
Caves of Ellora..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Museum, Collections [online] (2000-)
Elapura..........  [VP]
.................  Desai et al, Studies in Indian History and Culture (1971)
Ellorâ..........  [VP]
.................  Béguin, L'art bouddhique (2009)
Ellorā..........  [VP]
.................  Buswell and Lopez, Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (2013)
Ellora..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  AIIS, Center for Art & Archaeology database (2000-)
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 61
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 368
Ellora Caves..........  [AVERY Preferred, CAA-AIIS Preferred, GCI Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  AIIS, Center for Art & Archaeology database (2000-)
.......................  Archaeological Survey of India [online] (2007-)
.......................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 87002154
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) 43QEC1743213334
.......................  Parimoo et al, Ellora Caves, Sculptures and Architecture (1988) title
.......................  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-)
Elura..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-52
Elura Caves..........  [VP]
.......................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-)
Grottes d'Ellora..........  [VP]
.............................  Auzias and Labourdette, Inde du Sud (2011)
Verul Leni..........  [VP]
.......................  Archaeological Survey of India [online] (2007-)
.......................  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-)
Vērūḷa..........  [VP]
.................  Desapande, Ajanta, Verula, Aurangabad (2004)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2095470; -2095471
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-52
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 61
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 368
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Parimoo et al, Ellora Caves, Sculptures and Architecture (1988)
..........  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) 1983; N20 1 35.004 E75 10 45.012

 

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