The largest, wonderful, mythical stone temple in India is the Kailash Temple located in Ellora Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Generally all types of construction are done from bottom to top but Kailash Temple is the only temple that has been built from top to bottom. This means that the first Kalash and Shikhar were constructed in the construction of this temple and in the same order the rest was also constructed.
This temple is a unique symbol of wonderful architecture. Anyone who sees this temple becomes a mesmerised with the beauty. Another feature of this temple which makes it unique is that this huge temple and such a complex construction has been done by cutting only one single stone block, in the entire temple there is no artwork, pillar or anything that has been externally joint to the structure but it is only made of a single stone. According to the researchers, the temple has been constructed by cutting about four lakh tons of stones, which is a mammoth task even in current scenerio with latest and advanced machines too. The Kailash Temple and its surrounding area (Ellora) are declared World Heritage site by UNESCO. There are three types of caves in the area Mahayani Buddhist caves, Legendary Hindu caves and Digambar Jain caves.
Kailash temple has not been written much in mythological articles about its construction, but there is no doubt that it was commissioned by a Rashtrakutra ruler. It is generally constructed as Rashtrakutra King Krishna first 756-773, which connects the temple with “Krishnaraja” on the basis of two eras