|Though all the
above five Rathas are similar in style, they vary in form. Around the Rathas are grouped
some fine monolithic sculptures of animals-lion, bull and elephant. Though these figures
cannot be said to have been carved out with extreme skill and dexterity, yet they have
their own charm and elegance.
A little further away on a higher group of the boulder formations is to be found the cave
temples. Of these the most note worthy are the ones known as Trimurti, Varaha, Durga and
Pancha Pandava. As an early observer remarked, "the greater part of these temples are
excavations of the fashion of Ellora and Elephanta, superior in taste and symmetry, though
far inferior in dimensions to the first named".