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Shiva, God of Destruction and Creation: Elephanta Caves (Russian)
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Language(s): Russian

Summary/Historical Context

The 'City of Caves', on an island in the Sea of Oman close to Bombay, contains a collection of rock art linked to the cult of Shiva. Here, Indian art has found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly the huge high reliefs in the main cave.

Place/country:India,
Duration: 2 minutes
Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer), UNESCO TV (producer),
Published in: 1987

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