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LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE


LITTLE KAILASHA


  • The ‘CHOTTA KAILASHA’ (Little Kailasa - Cave No:30), is so named due to the similarity of the architectural attributes such as gopura, mandapa and pillared verandah of the Kailasa Temple(Cave 16).


  • Like Kailasa, this Jain Temple is also a monolithic shrine, excavated in a pit with a gopura and executed in Dravida style.  It's not as big in size as Kailasa, but the sculptures and reliefs are simply unmatched.


  • The Jaina group of caves (Cave Nos. 30–34) are exquisitely carved with fine, delicate sculptures, and includes fine paintings dedicated to the Digambara sect.


  • The Jain temples have the sculptures of the Thirthangaras, yaksa, yaksi, devotees and Jain mythological events.


PLACE: Cave No.30, Ellora Caves, Maharashtra


PERIOD: Based on the archaeological evidence found at various sites of Ellora, there were mainly three major construction periods:

1. Early Hindu period from 550 to 600 CE, 

2. Buddhist period from 600 to 730 CE   

3. Jain and Hindu period lasting from 730 to 950 CE (Final Phase)


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LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE



LITTLE KAILASHA TEMPLE