Kailasa Temple, Ellora Caves, Maharashtra, India.
Built-in: 756 AD
Few Interesting facts :
Is It From Outer Space?
One of the most fascinating and equally mysterious facts about Kailash Temple is that many believe that the construction belongs to outer space. It is because it is simply impossible to construct the biggest monolithic constructions thousands of years ago without any technology
1.Carved out of a single Rock, only one of the kind in the world.
The temple is one of the oldest single-rock carving, multi-storeyed complexes in the world. During an archaeological survey, the temple astounded the Western archaeologists who found it to be double in size to that of the Parthenon in Athens.
2.Dates back to 1000s of year's, no one knows the precise year only Aprx.
3.Carved from Top to Bottom
4.Largest cantilevered Rock sealing
3.2,00,000Tons Rock Scooped Out
Archaeologists believe that the sculptors scooped out more than four tons of rock to build the awesome Kailasha Temple construction. Even today, it is impossible to accomplish such a task using the largest ever-available 10-ton JCB machines. Dhwajasthamba is a famous rock pillar which is equally intriguing.
4.It Took 150 Years To Complete
More than 7,000 labors worked for around 150 years to carve the Kailasha Temple. It simply indicates that the amount of work put by every labor is mammoth and unsurpassable even today.
5.Unique Drilling Of Holes
The unique way in which the sculptors drilled the holes is one of the biggest mystery for everyone. The holes indicate that someone very small drilled it as a human being cannot enter and do the drilling. The numerous shafts, narrow lanes, and holes make you wonder whether they used something like computers to do the job.
6.Labors Worked 16 Hours A Day
The labors worked for around 16 hours a day. Since there was no electricity in those days they used mirrors to reflect the light inside the cave as even today it is quite dark inside.