The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Edge

This week, share your own interpretation of “edge.” Take a photo from an actual edge, like a balcony, a window, or a seaside bluff (wherever you are, stay safe!). Focus on a sharp angle or object, or show us the outer margins of a building, a face, or a book. I look forward to seeing your photos!

A few years ago we had been to Aurangabad. Seeing the Ajanta and Ellora caves is an experience of a lifetime. The Ellora cave complex consists of Bauddha, Hindu and Jaina caves. They are a marvel.Only when we are there, standing inside each cave, can we experience their beauty and majesty. Unlike the Ajanta caves, here there are only sculptures and no paintings. Each cave is a work of art . The Buddhist caves are the earliest. They show the Buddha in various attitudes. The Jaina caves have sculptures of the Thirthankaras. We found symbolism related to ‘Padma’ or the lotus in all the caves. All the caves are beautiful, but the climax is the KAILASA TEMPLE. We feel that this temple is in Kailasa and not on earth.Seeing the Kailasa temple and its courtyard we can just visualize how those long ago artisans chiseled the huge rocks from the top to the bottom.Along the way they created such beautiful works of art.We can just wonder about the imagination of that person or persons who must have planned the whole edifice and then executed it. One wrong move and the whole thing would have been marred.There must have been a divine hand at work because it is really difficult to imagine mere humans creating this exquisite work of art. It is not only delicate and exquisite but is on a mammoth scale . We feel so tiny when we walk around the temple.
This temple complex has been sculpted out of living rock.We can feel its magic even today. Generations of artists worked at it for about two hundred years.
We do not know who they were, but their work lives on.

This week’s word Edge reminded me of these caves.

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Edge

 

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4 Replies to “The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Edge”

  1. How beautiful! I’m sure though, that human beings did it without any help, other than the love of their god. It’s amazing what that can accomplish whether it is Stonehenge or Lincoln Cathedral. And it’s just the same in South India.

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