Hidden Gem: Kailashnath Temple, Ellora

Only after I wiki’d this location I remembered visiting this temple in Ellora when I was 5 or may be younger. Weird because I haven’t traveled much around India. Carved out of a single rock, this magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was built around 756-774 CE by the Rashtrakuta King, Krishna 1. The temple stands at a rocking 60 feet and is 200 feet wide. Carving began at the top of the rock instead of the front and is considered a magnificent display of Dravidian architecture.

Ellora as I remember is famous for its 34 caves. There are 12 Buddhist caves, 17 Hindu caves of which this Kailashnath Temple is a part and 5 Jain caves. You can read more over here.

 

 

Source: MyModernMet.com

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