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Kailasanatha Temple

The temple was built by King Krishna I in 760 and was meant to be a representation of Mount Kailasa, Shiva's home in the Himalayas.  Unusually the temple was cut from the top down rather then the front in like most of the other caves and structures at the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much of the temple was previously covered in plaster and painted as these remnants show.  Apparently it was last painted some time in the 17th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakshmi seated on a lotus pond and being bathed by elephants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A frieze depicting the life of Krishna

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the conservation work taking place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A picture from within the temple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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