The 1,200-year-old ancient Hindu temple carved from a single block of stone will amaze everyone and believe that this is probably the alien construction technology.
In the 21st century, people have discovered many ancient architectures built very accurately and subtly such as Pyramid (Egypt), Sun Gate (Bolivia) or Long Du cave complex (China). .Kailasa Temple (India) is also one of them. Up to now, no one has been able to explain how people can create such a mysterious architecture.
Kailasa Temple is 29km northwest of Aurangabad (Maharashtra, India). It is part of the famous Ellora cave complex , which gathers 34 temples and monasteries. Kailasa is a remarkable example of Dravidian architecture (square top architecture with meticulously carved details).
In addition to being a place of worship for ancient gods, it also surprised people because they were chiseled from a monolith with complicated patterns. This makes the whole world question, how did the ancients create this masterpiece? What technology did they use to build, but in the 21st century can we still not explain it?
It is part of the famous Ellora cave complex.
This place of worship was built by Krishna I , the king of the Rashtrakuta dynasty (the dynasty took place between the 6th and 10th centuries, when the royal family ruled most of the Indian subcontinent). This place is used to worship the Hindu god Shiva - the supreme deity symbolizing rebirth and destruction.
Indians often call it Kailash temple . Kailash is a sacred mountain in Tibet, which is considered a mecca of many religions. According to Hindus, god Shiva lived on top of that mountain.
Indians often call it Kailash temple.
This holy place of worship is estimated to be built between 757 and 783 BC. According to records, the technique used to build this place is called "carved from stone". However, it is still impossible to understand how the ancient people kicked the rock out of the rock 30 m to make pillars with some rudimentary tools.
An estimated 400,000 tons of stone are used to create this place of worship. Archaeologists and historians argue that this monolithic structure was built in about 20 years. They hypothesized that workers worked 12 hours a day continuously, including rainstorms or festivals. So, to build this place, they have to separate 60 tons of stone every day, 5 tons per hour. With all the technology in this age, we still can't do that. Who did this and how? That is still an unanswered question.
Strangely, in 1682, King Aurangzeb - a devout Muslim gave thousands of people to destroy this historic architecture. But, it seems that this is an impossible task because for 3 years, the workers cannot do anything about the temple other than destroying a few statues. Finally, King Aurangzeb had to give up. Hindus believe that this is the power of the gods.
It is estimated that 400,000 tons of stone were thrown out to create this place of worship.
By observing the chisels on the stone wall, archaeologists came to the conclusion that there are three different types of tools that were used to carve the masterpiece of this century, which could be chisels, hammers and objects. sharp. They also assumed that the temple was carved vertically downwards, as it was built to be seen from above as shown in the diagram above.
The temple was carved vertically from the top down, because it was built to be seen from above as shown in the diagram above.
Viewed from the outside of the 1,200-year-old ancient Hindu temple carved from a single stone block, we will see a U-shaped architecture. The two sides of the temple complex are 30m high columns, on which many pictures are carved. God. Before the main hall is the statue of the Nandi cow, which is the rider of Shiva, so before the shrines these gods always have their statues.
The two sides of the temple complex are 30m high columns, on which many pictures of gods are carved.
There are many elephants in this place of worship. Many humorous people say that Kailasa looks like being protected by a herd of elephants.
The gods carved to the left of the entrance are believed to be followers of Shiva.
Inside this architecture are pillars, windows, rooms. In the center of the main hall is a giant stone linga. The gods carved to the left of the entrance are believed to be followers of Shiva. Meanwhile, the right gods are followers of the god Vishnu, the guardian god, who is also one of the three dark gods of Hinduism beside Shiva and Brahman. Besides god Shiva are 2 large pillars and sculptures depicting stories related to this god. All details are very delicate.
In our time, when technology is very developed, it is hard to imagine more than 10 centuries ago, people can create such a wonderful architecture from hard rock with some rudimentary tools. . And it's even more difficult to imagine, when there are many advanced devices, we still can't do them.