Kailasanatha Temple, Ellora

Kailasanatha Temple, Ellora
Origins
c. 800 CE
Ellora, Maharashtra
One of many Temples of the Holy Mountain
Mt. Kailasa
Birthplace and abode of Shiva
Style
Enormous proportions
Southern style
Horizontal
Bell-shaped cap
Tiered
Structure
Inner sanctum
Sacred relics
Vehicle of Shiva
Banai
Circumambulation
Sculptures
Shiva and Parvati
Base of fighting animals
Commissioned by king
Political
Merti
Shikaras
Womb chamber
Function
Magical structure
Visualize the universe
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