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" ... feet high, the sides are formed into compartments, which contain a great variety of carved figures relative to the Hindoo mythology ; but the end of the cave... "
A Universal Gazetteer; Or, Geographical Dictionary: Founded on the Works of ... - Page 6
by George Landmann - 1840 - 743 pages
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Brookes's General Gazetteer Improved: Or, A New and Compendious Geographical ...

Richard Brookes - Geography - 1812 - 822 pages
...pressed by the incumbent mountain. At the further end are three gigantic figures, which were mutilated by the absurd zeal of the Portuguese, when this island was in their possession. Elcphanta was ceded to the English by ihe Mahrattas. Klfiithe», a kingdom of Tartary, lying to the...
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The General Gazetteer: Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary ...

Richard Brookes - Geography - 1827 - 756 pages
...remarkable : it includes, with many subordinate, figures, a gigantic Trinmrti, or three-formed god; Brahma the creator in front, Vishnu the preserver on one...Portuguese, when this island was in their possession. In 1814 the head and neck of the elephant dropped off, and the body has since sunk and threatens to...
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Darby's Universal Gazetteer: Or, A New Geographical Dictionary ...

Richard Brookes, William Darby - Gazetteers - 1827 - 904 pages
...pressed by the incumbent mountain. At the further end are three gigantic figures, which were mutilated by the absurd zeal of the Portuguese, when this island was in their possession. Elephanta was ceded to the English by the Maltraitas. Eleven-point-river, one of the western branches...
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A New Universal Pocket Gazetteer: Containing Descriptions of the Most ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Gazetteers - 1832 - 312 pages
...it includes, with many subordinate figures, a gigantic Triimirti, or three-formed god ; lliahma,the creator, in front; Vishnu, the preserver, on one side; and Siva, the destroyer, on the olhei. In 1814, the head and neck of the elephant dropped off, and the body has since sunk, and tlireaten?i...
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A New Universal Pocket Gazetteer: Containing Descriptions of the Most ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1832 - 312 pages
...includes, with many suhordinate figures, a gigantic Trimurti, or three-formed god ; Brahma, the ereator, in front ; Vishnu, the preserver, on one side ; and Siva, the destroyer, on the othei. In 1814, the head and neck of the elephant dropped oif, and the hody has since sunk, and threatens...
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A Universal Gazetteer; Or, Geographical Dictionary: Founded on the Works of ...

George Landmann - Gazetteers - 1836 - 872 pages
...г £ LG chides, with many subordinate figures, a ļigantic Trimurti, or three-formed god ; Brahma the creator in front, Vishnu the preserver on one...mutilated by visitors, and particularly by the absurd Tea] of the Portuguese, when this island was in their possession. In 1814 the head and neck of the...
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Treasury of nature, science, and art, ed. by W. Anderson

Treasury - 1853 - 276 pages
...; it includes, with many subordinate figures, a gigantic Trimurti, or three-formed god, — Brahma, the creator, in front; Vishnu, the preserver, on one side; and Siva, the destroyer, on another." THE THAMES TUNNEL. THIS wonderful work of art is twelve hundred feet in length, and consists...
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The Treasury of Knowledge and Library of Reference

Samuel Maunder - Classical dictionaries - 1859 - 942 pages
...: it includes, with many subordinate figures, a gigantic Trimurti, or three- formed pod : Bruhnia, the creator, in front ; Vishnu, the preserver, on one side; and Siva, the destroyer, on the other. This island is also celebrated for some remarkable cave-temples. Elfphanlina.tL small island in the...
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The Royal Dictionary-cyclopędia, for Universal Reference: Being a ..., Volume 2

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1862 - 900 pages
...remarkable: it includes, with many subordinate figures, a gigantic Trimurti, or three-formed god: Brahma, the creator, in front; Vishnu, the preserver, on one...the destroyer, on the other. The pillars and figures have been greatly mutilated, and are also much worn away by the weather and the process of decay. Nothing...
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The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw ...

Popular encyclopedia - 1874 - 530 pages
...In the centre is a gigantic trimurti or three-formed god — Brahma the creator in the middle, with Vishnu the preserver on one side, and Siva the destroyer on the other. There are other ELEPHANTIASIS— ELETTTHEEA. compartments containing other symbolical representations...
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