Elephant Sentinels

Carved elephants were a common sight at both Ajanta & Ellora caves which is not surprising since Elephant is deemed a holy animal in both Hinduism and Buddhism. These were on adjacent sides to the Cave 16 entryway.  I put two images together because I was not able to get a picture that included both in one…

Fresco-2

I found my iPhone to be superior to my DSLR for taking fresco pictures. (Perhaps I need to upgrade my DSLR.) The halo around the Buddha reminds me of the halo typically shown around The Christ. Change the face of this fresco to the Christ and the image could easily be accepted by the Christian…