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Kailasanatha Temple: The Marvel of Rock-Cut Architecture



  Apr 29, 2024

Kailasanatha Temple: The Marvel of Rock-Cut Architecture



Kailasanatha Temple

Q: What is the Kailasanatha Temple?

A: The Kailasanatha Temple is a rock-cut monument located at Ellora and is considered the largest monolithic rock-cut monument in the world.

Q: Who built the Kailasanatha Temple?

A: The temple was built by the Rashtrakuta Dynasty in the late 8th century CE.

Q: What is the significance of the Kailasanatha Temple?

A: The temple is significant for its size, architecture, and sculptural treatment, and is considered a remarkable example of Indian rock-cut architecture.

Q: What is the design of the Kailasanatha Temple?

A: The temple is designed as a free-standing form in a large open court, with a two-storeyed rock-cut gateway, a Nandi mandapa, a sabhamandapa, a garbhagriha, and five subsidiary shrines.

Q: What are the sculptures in the Kailasanatha Temple?

A: The temple features numerous sculptures, including Gajasurasamharamurti, a meditating Shiva, Ravana sacrificing his heads to Shiva, and various forms of Shiva.

Q: Who visited the Kailasanatha Temple?

A: The temple was visited by various rulers, including the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and the Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar, who sponsored renovations and repainting of some sections.

Q: Is the Kailasanatha Temple a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

A: Yes, the temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 as part of the Ellora Caves complex.



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