The Ellora Caves near Aurangabad are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and include the Kailash temple, the world’s largest single monolithic rock excavation. The complex comprises 34 rock-cut temples - twelve of them Buddhist, seventeen Hindu, and the remaining five Jain - with exquisite carvings. These temples were excavated between the 6th and 13th centuries CE. At our Online Talk #SymphoniesInStone, heritage management expert Anand Kanitkar talks us through this unique rock-cut temple complex. About the speaker Anand Kanitar is the Director of Pradaya Heritage Management Services and has been active in the field of cultural and heritage management in India and abroad for the past 15 years. He has worked with UNESCO New Delhi and UNESCO Kabul on heritage management projects. His areas of research include India’s rock-cut architecture and cross-cultural relations between India and Asia.
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