Ellora – Kailasa Temple – A place every one must visit

View from a little farther away - Pillars and the two floor temple inside
Monolithic Temple Complex entrance
Main entrance View from the garden
Main entrance View from the garden
Goddess Lakshmi Devi
Goddess Lakshmi Devi – the Goddess of Wealth and abundance
Huge Rock Temple Complex
Huge Rock Temple Complex View 1
Details of carvings 1
Details of carvings 1 about several feet high
Rough Draft?
Rough Draft?
Details on a pillar
Details on a pillar
Same Pillar zoomed out
Same Pillar zoomed out
Same Pillar zoomed out further
Same Pillar zoomed out further
One of the Elephant carvings of the two
One of the Elephant carvings of the two
Details on the second floor
Details on the second floor
Details of carvings
Details of carvings
Details of Carvings
Details of Carvings Broken a bit but the invaders
Carving Details
Carving Details
Huge Rock from where the temple is carved
Huge Rock from where the temple is carved
Huge Rock from where the temple is carved 2
Huge Rock from where the temple is carved 2
Elephant Heads carved into the rock
Elephant Heads carved into the rock – some broken by islamic invaders
More Details
More Details
Fine carvings see the details
Fine carvings see the details
Carvings mostly destroyed
Carvings mostly destroyed by islamic invaders but they gave up after several years because they could not do it
Grand Carving of the Great Gods
Grand Carving of the Great Gods
Lord Nataraja 1
Lord Nataraja 1
Lord Nataraja 2
Lord Nataraja 2 – see how tall the carving is – the person is almost 5′ 10″ – so at least 15 ft tall
Details on a pillar
Details on a pillar
Lord Ganapathi
Lord Ganapathi’s image, partially broken by invaders
Lord Ganapathi's image, partially broken by invaders
Lord Ganapathi’s image, partially broken by invaders – quite tall compared to human sized 5’10”
This is the second floor
This is the second floor
Two Floors of the interior Temple complex
Two Floors of the interior Temple complex building
View from a little farther away - Pillars and the two floor temple inside
View from a little farther away – Pillars and the two floor temple inside

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