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|Description ||Site in India. A drawing by James Wales 1803 of The Kailash Temple. Also known as the Kailasantha, Kailasa, Keylas, Paradise and Holy Mountain Temple, at Ellora, India.|
Dedicated to Siva, the Hindu god, it was built Dantidurga, the Rashtrakutan king in the early 8th century (probably sometime between 725-755).
There are 34 temples at Ellora and all but two of them were tunnelled out of mountain-sides forming huge caverns with the temples built in situ. The cavern is said to be 100 feet deep with a floor area of 276x154 feet.
Notice that the elephant in the foreground is minus it's head. Beyond, is Mount Kailasa, the sacred home of Lord Siva.
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