The Ellora Caves

Kailasha temple at Ellora

Kailasha temple at Ellora

The Ellora Caves is a complex of Buddhist cave temples, Hindu and Jain built between the 6th century and 10th in the ancient Indian village near Ellora. Uniquely there are 34 caves at Ellora are made by hand, only with a hammer and chisel.

The Ellora Caves are divided into brahminism, jainism and buddhism and you find cave temples for all three religions. One of the ancient monuments of the most visited in Maharastra, India is the Ellora Caves. This Ellora Caves has also become famous because of extraordinary charm who was crowned in the World Heritage Site.

The caves at Ellora were carved from the hill Charanandri vertical. Work of carving began around 550 AD, almost the same time attempts to discuss making the Ajanta Caves are located 100km to the northeast, or about 400 kilometers (250 miles) from Mumbai.

Cave 12 at Ellora

Cave 12 at Ellora

Ellora caves built during the fall of Buddhism in India and Hindus began to take its own stance. Brahmanical government was the one who built it under the patronage of King Chalukya and Rashtrakuta, including the time of building the magnificent Kailasa Temple.

via wikipedia: Ellora (Marathi: वेरूळ) is an archaeological site, 30 km (19 mi) from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by theRashtrakuta (Kannada: ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಕೂಟ) rulers. Well-known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 “caves” – actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills – being Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock cut temples and monasteries, were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12), 17 Hindu (caves 13–29) and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves, built in proximity, demonstrate the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history.