Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: The Bhaje, Bedse, and Karla Caves: Photo 12
The most exotic feature of the cave, right up there with the timbers, is this figure of a woman. Burgess says only that it is "a female figure high up on the left side of the front, much weather-worn, but with a beaded belt about the loins." Perhaps that is all that can be said, except that in the context of a cave itself so rigid, this figure is inexpressibly graceful. And then there's the only problem: what do monks want with a lovely female?
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