Ellora, Jain Caves, yakshini guardian

Dublin Core

Title

Ellora, Jain Caves, yakshini guardian

Subject

Religions-Jainism; Religions-Sites; Religions-Figures; Arts-Sculpture

Description

Seated opposite her male counterpart, this protective yakshini, Siddhayika, acts as an entrance protector to the second floor shrine to Mahavira. She sits on a lion under the canopy of a mango tree heavy with fruit. Identified with the fertility of the earth, this female earth spirit holds a child on her lap (now missing its head).

Date

2003-01

Contributor

Benton, Cathy
Lake Forest College

Rights

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

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0147

Coverage

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

960 w x 1280 h

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/b7ab42ddf1a6354f7a00e71a2c8e1549.jpg

Citation

“Ellora, Jain Caves, yakshini guardian,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ideasproject.org/items/show/1715.