What is the world’s toughest architecture to design and construct until now?
Kailasa temple is the largest of the rock-cut Hindu temples at the Ellora Caves, Maharashtra, India. A megalith carved from a rock cliff face, it is considered one of the most remarkable cave temples in the world because of its size.
This temple was carved from top bottom from a single rock, tons and tons of rocks were removed with simple iron chisels to carve this temple. Level of detailing is also mesmerizing!
It almost impossible to design and construct such a massive megalith structure today even with contemporary technology.
Brihadisvara temple is one of the largest South Indian temples and an exemplary example of a fully realized Dravidian architecture.
More than 130,000 tons of granite is said to have been used to build it, But there was not a single granite quarry in about 100 km radius of the temple. This means that transporting these stones would have been a herculean task.
This temple is an example for proper execution of work with given resources.
Below are few carvings from temples around India,
These carvings are even impossible to replicate with current technology, The precision and details in ancient temples were way ahead of their time!. These are the world’s toughest architecture to design and construct until now.