Ellora, Jain Caves, tirthankara with animals

Dublin Core

Title

Ellora, Jain Caves, tirthankara with animals

Subject

Religions-Jainism; Religions-Figures; Religions-Sites; Arts-Sculpture; People-Male; Daily Life-Animals

Description

Demonstrating the Jain practice of non-violence, this tirthankara is depicted with animals and insects at his feet. Near his right leg is a scorpion. Refusing to take life, even in microscopic forms, to make cloth, he lives throughout the year as a "digambara" monk, clothing himself with the sky. Bits of ancient red paint remain on this figure.

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

cbind0148

Coverage

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

960 w x 1280 h

Files

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Citation

“Ellora, Jain Caves, tirthankara with animals,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed July 18, 2024, https://ideasproject.org/items/show/1716.