Kailash Temple Ellora

Kailash Temple Ellora caves History, Timings, Entry fees, Route info

Kailash Temple Ellora Timings

S.NoDayOpening Timings
1Sunday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
2Monday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
4Thursday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
5Friday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
6Saturday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
7Sunday6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Entry fees:

India Adult: Rs.10

Foreigner: 10$

Kailash Temple Ellora caves History

Cave 16 is the Kailash Temple which is dedicated to Lord Siva. This is Rock-cut architecture which was built in the 8th and Early 9th Centuries. It is regarded as the monolithic structure in the world. It is estimated that the work of quarrying its 3,000,0000 cubic feet of rock must have occupied at least 100 years. This temple was constructed by King Krishna 1, of the Rashtrakut dynasty in 760 AD.

It was double-storeyed, 45.72 mt x 30.48 mt at its base. The roof is a pyramidal having a three-tier tower and a projecting gable-front.

The adjoining walls were painted with Narasimha Avatar, Ravana Shaking Kailasha, Siva legends etc. Most of them depict Siva with Parvathi. The central door leads to the Shrine containing Siva Linga.

The temple is faced by a pavilion, 15.24 mt high. The pavilion, 6.09 mt square is the abode of Nandi. On each of the Nandi is a pillar, a stone and a flagstaff which is 15.54 mt high with carvings of Siva cult.

These two pillars are among the best work of art in Kailasha.

How to reach Ellora Caves?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Aurangabad which is 35 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Aurangabad which is 18 Km away.

By Road

  1. The Taxi is available from Aurangabad to the Caves.

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