One of the most mysterious Hindu temples in the world which fascinate millions across the globe is ‘Kailashnath Temple’, one of the Ellora caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. This famous underground creation has amazed many ancient theorists, researchers, architects about the construction techniques of the temple was built and how it was cut out of the rocks. Almost nothing about the origins, construction, and architects of the Kailashnath temple is known nor are any traces and descriptions left about the overall procedure of construction.
This divine structure with exquisitely carved pillars has been estimated to be thousands of years ago by many experts. Most of the inscriptions are very old and got vanished with the passage of time while deciphering the present inscriptions is almost impossible to understand. However, over the centuries the changes and developments have been made by various Hindu Kings, with inclination towards Buddhism and Jainism. It is said that only a pious Hindu Sage with divine yogic powers can re-access the entire past of the invention and establish a telepathic contact with the voices of the Sages of those times.
The Kailashnath Temple is the part of the Ellora cave group; it is the sixteenth cave out of the thirty four caves. Sculpting the entire rock to realise the divine creation in the form of Kailashnath temple is something that will leave you captivated. The entire structure is not built; it is just cut and carved out of the massive piece of rock. After the deep research and analysis, the experts have come up with the data that total efforts and man-hours involved in the construction could be 7000 labourers and 150 years for the completion of the entire project. Hypothetically, if the job is to be carried in today’s time it will take continuous working for six months every day and still the construction cannot be at par with the original.
Some of the most interesting facts about the Kailash Nath temple, Ellora in India:
1. The incredible construction magnificently displays artistically dugged holes impossible to be created by a human being as small as 3 ft. Such narrow holes can only be drilled via high-tech computer controlled machines. These can be assumed to be created with some secret chemical but its uniformity and accuracy leads to assumptions and surprises.
2. The work used to happen 16 hours a day as there was no electricity, so the work was carried out during day time using the technique of reflection of sunrays from mirrors. What is astonishing is the inner architecture with intricate carving so delicate and perfect where the reach of the sunrays looks so impossible even when multi-layered mirror arrangement is used. It proves that the work must have been done at all such places using the yogic eyes.
3.It is believed that during Satyug average height of people used to be 32 feet and their lifespan varied in lakhs of years with wishful deaths of yogis. Therefore, it is highly possible that the major carving of the architecture was carried out by these pious and strong Yogis.