Kailasa – monolithic construction – Hindu temple
7000 people worked on it for 150 years. During the construction of Kailasa, 200 000 tons of stone were required to be mined. The temple is situated in a courtyard carved in the rocks. It measures 55 x 36 meters and is 33 meters high. The lower part of the temple, eight meters high, consists of giant statues of elephants and lions. During work, the builders did not use scaffolding, the stone was mined from top to bottom.