Is the ancient temple cave complex of Ellora been carved out of a mountain?


Asked on 2020-02-13 20:58:49

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Pendulum World wrote on 13th of February 2020
Yes, it really is !


Pendulum World wrote on 14th of March 2020
It dates from 400CE


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Ellora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. It is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, featuring Jain, Buddhist and Hindu, monuments, and artwork, dating from the 600–1000 CE period. Cave 16, in particular, features the largest single monolithic rock excavation in the world, the Kailasha temple, a chariot shaped monument dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Kailasha temple excavation also features sculptures depicting the gods, goddesses and mythologies found in Vaishnavism, Shaktism as well as relief panels summarizing the two major Hindu Epics.


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