Kailash temple, Ellora

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© Anupam Mukherjee
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It is believed that the construction of the Kailash Temple was started in the mid 8th century under the direction of King Krishna I (757-775) of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. This temple is world's largest monolithic structure carved from one piece of rock and the most extensive rock-cut projects ever undertaken. Kailash Temple is situated near the village of Ellora, 30 km from Aurangabad. The temple is considered as one of the most astonishing buildings in the history of architecture. This is one of the largest 34 excavations at Ellora, which took almost a century. Kailash Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The idol measures 109 feet wide by 164 feet long.

6 responses

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (6 Apr 2012):

    Rad & Fab! voted!

  • Rob Linsalata

    Rob Linsalata gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    Amazing and beautiful

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • David Jeffries

    David Jeffries gave props (28 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful, I would so love to go. It is amazing they still allow people to explore the ruins, so many places now do not allow access to prevent damage and wear and tear for preservation. I diffinitely need to put this on my bucket list!!!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (30 Apr 2012):

    Amazing... Also on my list without a doubt!

  • Michael F. OBrien

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