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Hinduism - Where Is The Kailasanatha Temple?


The temple is dedicated to the deity Shiva in his avatar as the "Lord of Mount Kailas" and is the biggest and most renowned of the rock-cut temples at Ellora in Maharashtra.

The temple was built by rulers of the Rashtrakuta dynasty in the late eighth century and finished during the reign of Krishna I.

An outside entrance, an assembly hall, and a central shrine (garbhagrha) encircled by a procession route (pradakshina) to lesser shrines are the principal aspects of the Kailasanatha temple, which is styled after other contemporary temples.

It is built on a high platform foundation with a 96-foot-tall spire that represents Mount Kailas in the Himalayas and is adorned with beautiful carving.

The whole construction of this temple is a sculpture—workers cut it out of a single rock protrusion, beginning at the top and working their way down.

It is thought that three million cubic feet of stone were removed from the temple and the excavated courtyards around it during construction.

Artificial caves may also be found here. 


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