- 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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