Ellora caves lay in the lap of the Chamadari hills extending over a mile and a quarter in the north-south direction. Ellora caves are finest specimens of cave temple architecture. They house elaborate facades and exquisitely adorned interiors.
At Ellora there are 34 cave temples; 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu, and 5 Jain. The concurrent construction and use of these temples by different religions is a wonderful testament to the extraordinary spiritual maturity of ancient India.
The temple building was considered to help the attainment of worldly power as well as religious merit and spiritual salvation. These cave shrines are memorable for their invaluable contribution to the enormous wealth of Indian heritage