Vertical monuments at Kailash Temple, Ellora Caves, Maharashtra, India

Kailash has been called the most stupendous single work of art ever executed in India. The chisel impressions of the ancient masons remain, intangible reminders of how these passionate, squabbling, dancing, playing figures were shaped. Faith created Kailash; but even the most die-hard atheist cannot help but be moved by its awesome energy.

The victory pillars or Dhwaja-stambha are placed symmetrically flanking the Nandi mandapa visually enhancing the verticality of the monument. Dhwajastambhas once upon a time were decorated with trishul on their capitals of these pillars which are long since gone.

Kailash Temple, Ellora Caves, Maharashtra, India is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.  How to reach Ellora Caves?

Tag : Travel Maharashtra | Content: | Image: Udaykumar PR | Update: 18-Mar-2021