Hidden down in the ground is a mysterious and magical 1200 year-old Hindu Temple. If you don’t know it’s there then you could just miss one of the most amazing creations in Maharashtra, India. The Kailasa Temple is one of thirty-four temples known as the Ellora Caves.
The temple is carved from one single rock. I’m just going to stop there and saying, “holy s#%*!” Do you know how hard that must have been? Can you imagine carving an entire temple out of one rock? I mean they hollowed it out and everything. I can’t even carve a little figurine from a rock, let alone a massive temple.
Okay, back to information about the temple. 🙂
The temple was built by Krishna I, Rashtrakuta dynasty king. He ruled between the sixth and tenth centuries. The temple was built between 757 and 783 B.C.
How did they carve it? Archaeologists believe they used three types of chisels to carve this temple. It was built from the top down. There was about 400,000 tons of rocks scooped out over 20 years.
The Kailasa temple is definitely on my list of places to see. Is it on yours?