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A site containing 35 rock-cut temples near Aurangabad in Maharashtra, constructed between the 6th and 9th centuries ce. The Hindu group contains the famous Kailāsa temple, carved directly from the mountainside and dedicated to Śiva (as a ‘replica’ of the god's Himālayan home) by the Rāṣṭrakūṭan king, Kṛṣṇa I (757–783).

Subjects: Hinduism — Buddhism.


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