The decoration of Kailasanatha Temple was sophisticated

Decoration of Kailasanatha Temple in Ellora Caves

Shot in Ellora caves, India

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As many as 34 caves have been dug in the vertical cliffs of the Charanandri hills in the Ellora Caves. The caves consist of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples and monasteries (apparently there are also monasteries and monasteries) built between the 5th and 10th centuries. It is interesting to see how the religions have changed over a long period of time. However, Islam did not seem to be included in that group. Maybe they didn't see the significance of building a religious center on the outskirts of town, or maybe there is some other reason.

The Kailasanatha Temple is the most impressive of the Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Usually, cave temples are made mainly for the construction of the caves and the exterior is decorated only with the entrance, but Kailasanatha Temple was built by carving out even the exterior of the building from the rock. It was a bit strange. On the walls of the temple, something like an epic poem was carved, and there were elephants and lions carved on the walls.

By the way, Kailasanatha is a holy mountain in the Himalayas, the abode of Lord Shiva. In other words, Kailasanatha temple is a Hindu temple.

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PHOTO DATA

No

5232

Shooting Date

Oct 2010

Posted On

February 26, 2011

Modified On

October 16, 2020

Place

Ellora, India

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

RICOH GR DIGITAL

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