God and temples are of great importance in Hinduism, because it is believed that God is the one who governs this creation. Everything on earth happens due to his will. Although Hinduism believes that God exists everywhere, but the culture of India is such that here you will find temples of different deities. It has been going on for centuries that people build temples with their devotion. Today we are going to tell you about one such temple, which is not less than any wonder. It is said that it took more than 100 years to build this temple. The temple is in the Ellora caves located in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, known as the Kailash Temple of Ellora.
Kailash Temple of Ellora.
The specialty of this temple, 276 feet long and 154 feet wide, is that it has been built by cutting only one rock. If we talk about the height, then this temple is equal to any two or three storey building. It is said that about 40 thousand tons of stones were cut in the construction of this temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. I
ts biggest feature is that an attempt has been made to give its form like the Kailash of the Himalayas. It is said that the king who built it believed that if a human being could not reach the Himalayas, then he should come here and have a vision of Lord Shiva. The construction work of this temple was started by Naresh Krishna (I) (757-783 AD) of Rashtrakuta dynasty at Malkhed. It is believed that it took more than 100 years to build and about 7000 laborers had contributed to the construction of this temple day and night. Not only India but people from all over the world come to see this magnificent temple. There is no evidence that this temple has ever been worshiped till date. There is no priest here even today. UNESCO declared the place a ‘World Heritage Site’ in 1983.