Notes on the Geography of Great Mirror: Photo 2
He continues: "...in ages past, sappers possessed of magical skill excavated in the defiles of the mountain spacious houses for a length of one kos [mile]...." The waterfall is more than an amenity: it probably has a lot to do with the creation of temples here. In other words, the caves at Ellora were created partly because the rock presented a face suitable for excavation but also the waterfalls, though seasonal, made the the place a tirtha, a sacred ford or crossing from the mundane to the spiritual world.
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