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Kailash Temple, a 1200 years old Hindu temple, carved from a single rock in Ellora
ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 19-12-2020 | paul

Posted on 03/10/2021 3:51:48 AM PST by PAUL09

Kailash Temple is the world’s largest monolithic masterpiece in Ellora, Maharashtra, India.

The magnificent structure was carved by skilled craftsmen from a single piece of solid rock in a cave on a mountainside. It took more than two decades to construct the entire building.

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ABOUT THE TEMPLE ORIGIN ARCHITECTURE

Kailash TempleThe Kailasa Temple in Ellora, India( image source )

ABOUT THE TEMPLE

Generation after generation of people is always fascinated by the architecture of the Ancient world.

Whether it’s the Pyramids of Egypt, the magnificent examples of Roman architecture, or the splendor of the Oriental Temples, these structures tend to marvel at the dynamism of nature and construction. The Kailasa Temple in Ellora, India, is one such example. The Kailasa Temple in Ellora, India


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1 posted on 03/10/2021 3:51:48 AM PST by PAUL09
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https://ancient-archeology.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/512px-Aurangabadellora_kailash_temple.jpg


2 posted on 03/10/2021 3:55:41 AM PST by GOPJ ("If America falls, where will you go?" - - Michael Flynn )
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To: PAUL09

Anybody here have boulders on their land?
Carve a room in them.


3 posted on 03/10/2021 3:57:35 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults. )
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4 posted on 03/10/2021 3:57:41 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use. )
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To: Jonty30
Anybody here have boulders on their land? Carve a room in them.

A couple of glacial erratics. One's big enough to turn into a Fred Flintstone Den I suppose, but gneiss isn't nice to blades.

5 posted on 03/10/2021 4:09:26 AM PST by Sirius Lee (They intend to murder us. Prep if you want to live and live like you are prepping for eternal life)
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To: Liz

Very cool I have always wanted something like that.


6 posted on 03/10/2021 4:53:06 AM PST by riverrunner
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Certainly rivals the storied work building the Egyptian royal tombs.


7 posted on 03/10/2021 5:00:16 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use. )
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That is one hell of a sand castle


8 posted on 03/10/2021 5:20:55 AM PST by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT)
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A better achievement would have been all those work hours it took to build the temple invested in doing things that improved the lives of the people - back then - who were expected to visit the temple.


9 posted on 03/10/2021 5:57:24 AM PST by Wuli
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10 posted on 03/10/2021 6:34:48 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Donate! Don't just post clickbait!)
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I have always wondered about medieval cathedrals. There are several extremely large buildings all over Europe. The majority of the funding came from peasants. Yes, there were some funding from royalty, but the vast majority came from ordinary people.

Why would they do that? Why spend all that time, money and resources to build such an unnecessary building?

I think it was to glorify God. It is telling that most cathedrals were works of art as opposed to plain ugly fortress castles. It was to show how important God was in everyday life.

I think the same thoughts occurred to the people who carved the temple out of stone. They weren’t Christians, but they were strong in their beliefs.


11 posted on 03/10/2021 7:34:59 AM PST by sloanrb
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“I think it was to glorify God.”

I don’t, even if some THOUGHT that was the reason.

“It was to show how important God was in everyday life.”

No. It was to get the people’s allegiance to the importance of the institutional church, as it was by and for the institution, and motivated by the institution’s desire for the people’s affection towards IT.

G-d made something far greater - the Earth, and that is a greater lesson for the people.


12 posted on 03/10/2021 7:40:46 AM PST by Wuli
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Why would they do that? Why spend all that time, money and resources to build such an unnecessary building?


A good question. Why do we do it today?

I would suggest they are a statement of mans power and glory. They were/are political because that is the nature of man.

God destroyed the Temple, there was a reason for that but man rebuilds them. There were Temples built to honor God in the OT but anything after?

It might appear that God’s bulding strategy changed a bit?

2Co_6:16 ..................... For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be My people.

https://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/learn/architecture/cathedral/construction

Cathedral chapters financed the construction by actively raising money from their congregations, by creating systems of fining clerics for transgressions such as tardiness, and by arranging for relics to go on tour. Taking relics on tour was a very lucrative means of fund-raising.


13 posted on 03/10/2021 7:57:02 AM PST by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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You are almost done and you are chipping away and oops... too much much rock was chipped off. I think they should check the original plans. I bet a change or two was done after a goof.


14 posted on 03/10/2021 8:30:14 AM PST by minnesota_bound (I need more money. )
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And our claim to fame in the mountain carving department is Mt. Rushmore.


15 posted on 03/10/2021 8:39:07 AM PST by Saltmeat (69)
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16 posted on 03/11/2021 6:19:07 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (11/3-11/4/2020 - The USA became a banana republic.)
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