A megalith carved out of one single rock, it is considered one of the most remarkable cave temples in India because of its size, architecture and sculptural treatment. The play with the levels, the detailed carving of the floor, roof, columns, the sculptures and their scale. It is also awe striking. It is a temple like no other. It is also known that the carvers started at the top of the original rock and excavated downward. To plan such a huge structure, that too with every detail in mind and construct it, is a marvel in itself.
16th of the series of caves at Ellora. built by removing lakhs of tonnes of stones starting the temple from the top towards the base.