An ancient temple that is carved from a single piece of rock.
400,000 tons of stone had to be processed and removed to create the unique Kailash cave temple. This gigantic temple, carved into the rock, would have had to be built for generations, but in fact, according to archaeologists, its construction lasted only eighteen years.
Kailasa is located in the state of Maharashtra in the village of Ellora near the city of Aurangabad in India. The entire temple is carved into one piece of rock. The height of Kailash is almost one hundred meters, its length is 140 meters, and its width is 130. Officially, the temple was built between 756 – 773.
If someone had conceived to build such a structure today, he would need 10 ten-ton tunneling machines, which, in 200 days of continuous work, will only do rough working of the rock. Small details will require manual labor, how long it will take is hard to imagine. Kailash is still one of the places surrounded by many mysteries.
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