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INTRODUCTION
• LOCATION –AURANGABAD,
MAHARASTRA
• BUILT IN -8TH CENTURY BY
RASTRAKUTA KING KRISND 1.
• STYLE – DRAVIDIAN
A...
 ARCHITECTS WERE FROM THE SOUTH INDIAN
PALLAVA KINGDOM.
 IT IS A MONOLITIC STRUCTURE , NOTABLE
FOR IT’S VERTICAL EXCAVAT...
THE SCHEME OF KAILASA RESOLVES INTO FOUR
PARTS.
1. BODY OF THE TEMPLE
2. ENTRANCE GATEWAY
3. AN INTERMEDIATE NANDI SHRINE
...
 ON EACH SIDE THE
COURTYARD
SUPPLEMENTARY
CHAMBERS HAVE BEEN
EXCAVATED.
 THERE ARE TWO FREE
STANDING PILLARS,
DHWAJASTAM...
 The first stage of work was simple . It
consisted in excavating out if the hillside three
huge trenches at right angles ...
 PLINTH APPEARS LIKE
GROUND STORY, WHICH
IS 25 FEET HIGH.
 CENTRAL SPACE OF THE
SIDES IS OCCUPIED BY A
GRAND FRIEZE OF
B...
 There is no pronounced departure
from the conventional combination
of the mandapa and the vimana.
 Architectural elemen...
The interior consists of a
pillared hall.
This hall is a well-proportioned
compartment measuring 70
feet by 62 feet.
Ha...
There is a nandi shrine
standing on a 25 feet
square solid pavilion.
A living rock bridge
connects the Nandi
Mandap to the...
 The walls of the temple tell the
story of the epic Ramayana
through intricate, illustrative
carvings.
 Apart Lalibela, ...
 One of the biggest
monolithic structure
in the world.
 Awarded as a
UNESCO world
Heritage site 1983.
KAILASH TEMPLE
KAILASH TEMPLE
KAILASH TEMPLE
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KAILASH TEMPLE

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION • LOCATION –AURANGABAD, MAHARASTRA • BUILT IN -8TH CENTURY BY RASTRAKUTA KING KRISND 1. • STYLE – DRAVIDIAN ARCHITECTURE
  2. 2.  ARCHITECTS WERE FROM THE SOUTH INDIAN PALLAVA KINGDOM.  IT IS A MONOLITIC STRUCTURE , NOTABLE FOR IT’S VERTICAL EXCAVATION, CARVER’S STARTED AT THE TOP OF THE ORIGINAL ROCK, AND EXCAVATED DOWN WARD.  IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 400,000 TONS OF ROCKS WAS SCOOPED OUT OVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF CONSTRUCT IT OUT OF A SINGLE ROCK.
  3. 3. THE SCHEME OF KAILASA RESOLVES INTO FOUR PARTS. 1. BODY OF THE TEMPLE 2. ENTRANCE GATEWAY 3. AN INTERMEDIATE NANDI SHRINE 4. CLOSTERS SURROUNDING THE COURTYARD
  4. 4.  ON EACH SIDE THE COURTYARD SUPPLEMENTARY CHAMBERS HAVE BEEN EXCAVATED.  THERE ARE TWO FREE STANDING PILLARS, DHWAJASTAMBHAS, 51 FEET HIGH, ONE ON EACH
  5. 5.  The first stage of work was simple . It consisted in excavating out if the hillside three huge trenches at right angles , cut down vertically to the level of the base of the hill , thus forming a rectangle 300 feet by 175 feet.  The main body of the temple occupies a parallelogram approx.150 feet by 100 feet with sections of its sides projecting at intervals , like transpects , to support corresponding projecting features above.
  6. 6.  PLINTH APPEARS LIKE GROUND STORY, WHICH IS 25 FEET HIGH.  CENTRAL SPACE OF THE SIDES IS OCCUPIED BY A GRAND FRIEZE OF BOIDLY CARVED ELEPHANYS & LIONS.
  7. 7.  There is no pronounced departure from the conventional combination of the mandapa and the vimana.  Architectural elements such as cornices , and porticos have been assembled orderly and artistic manner to form a unified whole.
  8. 8. The interior consists of a pillared hall. This hall is a well-proportioned compartment measuring 70 feet by 62 feet. Having 16 square piers in groups of 4 in each quarter.
  9. 9. There is a nandi shrine standing on a 25 feet square solid pavilion. A living rock bridge connects the Nandi Mandap to the porch of the temple
  10. 10.  The walls of the temple tell the story of the epic Ramayana through intricate, illustrative carvings.  Apart Lalibela, Ethiopia and Mahabalipuram ; it is the finest example of free-standing carved-out, rock-cut architecture in the world
  11. 11.  One of the biggest monolithic structure in the world.  Awarded as a UNESCO world Heritage site 1983.

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