ADSactly Travels - Kailasa temple: A massive single stone excavation

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The Kailasa temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, and this is world's most massive monolithic structure carved out of a single rock. Many people think this arrangement is humanly not possible and built by some very advanced civilization or extraterrestrials.


What Motivated Me to Visit Kailasa Temple?

Once, I visited a RubyConf(a conference on Ruby programming) which happened in India 2 years back. Here I met "Laurent Sansonetti." who was going to visit Kailasa temple with his family. He presented me some extraordinary facts about this temple which made me curious to know more about this place.

From that day itself, I started reading and watching videos about this temple. And I came across extraordinary and impressive facts about this temple

  • This is world's only site built from a single rock.

  • Generally a site or a building is built by gathering stones and putting one over another, but a single rock was scooped out to create this gigantic structure.


  • Few historian believes that this structure is not humanly possible and gives credit for constructing this structure to some very advanced civilization or extraterrestrials. While watching a video, I came to know about an eye-opener explanation which justifies that aliens might have built this structure:

As per historians, to create this structure over 400,000 tonnes of rocks were scooped out from a single stone, and it took around 18 years to build this site. If people worked for 12 hours a day and 365 days a year for 18 years, then,

400000/(1236518)=5.07 tonnes

So, around 5.07 tonnes of rock stones were taken out per day which is still a massive task to be achieved even with today's smart machinery. And we did not consider the time spent on beautiful architecture, amazing statues, and in-carving all around the temple which must have taken a considerable amount of time. And all this about the temple does not seem to be humanly possible.

  • The top of the temple carries an X mark. One can see this on google earth as well. People believe this was a landing platform for the extraterrestrials.


  • The structure of this temple is robust and undestroyable. King Aurangzeb ordered to destroy this temple with a labor of 1000 people. These 1000 people worked day and night for three years to demolish the site, but could just distort few statues. Finally, he gave up. It's similar to a Mughal king who ordered to devastate the Mishra pyramids but gave up due to its undestroyable structure.



History of Kailasa Temple:

King Krishna possibly built it starting from Krishna 756 CE, and it took around 18 years to complete this. Some historian even believes that this was the first site created in Ellora and rest of the caves were constructed later. This place has the best carvings and statues all across the caves in Ellora. So, if this was the first temple created, then how it was so perfect and better than other structures. So, still, there is a debate amongst different groups of archeologist about the dating of construction of this site.
Kailasa temple has the multiple distinct architectural and sculptural styles. So, historian believe, different Kings time to time added sculptures and statues of they used to follow.







Structure of Kailasa Temple:

Unlike other sites, the excavation of this temple started from the top of the stone and then downwards. The scooping out technique used in this architecture is also known as cut-out excavation. Within the center of the temple, there is a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva which also has a statue of Nandi. This center shrine is having 16 pillars and full of painting. This place is dark so that there is no harm to picture due to excessive light. This memorial connects to another building via a small bridge. The interesting about this is no other stones were used to build this bridge, and it was excavated from the single rock only. So, this is a perfect example of excellent planning required to make this architecture. In the Verandah, a 100 feet high pillar is there which was again cut from that single rock only. This temple also contains statues of Elephant, Horses as well. Kailasa temple also has many modern days facilities which include balconies, rainwater harvesting system, water drainage, etc. which justify the presence of an advanced civilization.





Tips and tricks

  • It is closed on Tuesday, so plan your visit accordingly.
  • Read about this place before visiting, as you will be able to relate more to the shrine, statues and all.
  • This site is all commercialized, so one does not need to carry foodstuff and all.
  • Hire a guide for better understanding of the history, events and the place.
  • Also try sweet corns from the local vendors around. They server delicious sweet corn and an excellent tea time.
  • Best time to visit this place is in December. At this time, classical music shows happen here which adds to the pleasure of attending this site.
  • A beautiful garden is also surrounded by this which is very well maintained by Archeological Survey of India. One can take good rest here. So, no need to have a nearby booking to make a quick nap.
  • Try to visit this place on a weekday as the area will be little less noisy and you will be able to spend a good time here.


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Authored by: @qagiri

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I would like to read your blog on the Temple of Krishna when you write it! I love learning about the great ancient civilizations that shaped our world.


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This is a must visit. This is extraordinary , I can somehow relate to the terms used because I used to play an online game called Tantra and it uses such terms like Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Thanks for a wonderful post!


haha :p these are not terms :p these are all hindu gods or maybe call them gods of hinduss.


The stories related to this place are really fascinating.

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What a spectacular piece of architecture! I will definitely have to visit next time I am in India.

While it's fascinating to think about the amazing efforts that have gone into building this, I personally think that, rather than aliens, it is simply because humans were much more intelligent in the past than they are now.

As soon as we invented books, we had ways of storing our knowledge by writing it down, and therefore we could give our brains a rest. Now we have the internet, so we have even more access to information and knowledge. So we need to use our brains even less. I think it's natural that if we are using our brains less, then we will evolve (or de-evolve) to have less powerful brains in general.

The next stage of this development is when we actually become part machine; the birth of the age of cyborgs. This has already began and we will see great development in this in the coming decades.

Think about all of the islands in the South Pacific Ocean, that are thousands of kilometres away from the nearest continent; places like Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti etc. When the explorers of the 1500s, 1600s and 1700s were sailing the world and "discovered" these islands, they were already inhabited for thousands of years. If all people came from Africa originally, then how did these people get to these remote islands? They must have been highly intelligent and had amazing skills.

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this is a good place to visit for the believers of this faith too. Those architecture are very unique and so ancient.. 18 years of making is really an art work.

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Wow, this is so amazing, the little I know about India, I think Krishna is like a god in India, as the king who started this structure, he's really worth a small god. Amazing, please keep up with such post, I love reading about amazing structures around the world.


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It is interesting to know that in Java Island of Indonesia, there are also many hindu temples who are also believed by locals to be built by non-human superpower. The most famous is the Borobudur Temple which is known as the world's largest hindu temple built in Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The temple is so big that most people think it is impossible to be made by human with limited technology during the 9th century of Indonesian civilisation. Thanks for the enlightenment @adsactly

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