KOLKATA: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is most famous public engineering institution established by the government of India has embarked on a course to rediscover the technique used in building ancient Indian landmarks such as the Dilwara Jain temple or the Kailasa temple of Ellora caves. Such ancient structures are marvels of architecture built from top to base cutting a single gigantic stone, According to IIT Kharagpur Director Professor Partha Pratim Chakrabarti told PTI. “We are amazed to think about the tools used in construction of structures such as the Dilwara temple or the Kailasa temple,” Professor Partha Pratim Chakrabarti said.
He has also give the statement that, these structures were built from top, while modern day architecture talks about elevation from the ground. “We have to find out the design and implementation technology of these structures. We have to study the symbols dating back to that era,” he said.
Construction of the Kailasa temple of Ellora caves in Maharashtra was attributed to 756-773 CE, while the Dilwara Temple in Rajasthan was completed between the 11th and 13th centuries CE.