KBC 13 Offline Quiz (October 5, 2021): Ellora caves are located in which state? 

The options are:

1- Karnataka

2- Andhra Pradesh

3- Telangana

4- Maharashtra

Answer: Maharashtra

Ellora Caves, which are designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. It is one of the largest rock-cut Hindu temple cave complexes in the world, featuring Hinduism in particular and few Buddhist and Jain monuments with Artwork dating from the 600–1000 CE period.

Ellora Caves consist of over 100 caves; all excavated from the basalt cliffs in the Charanandri Hills, 34 of which are accessible to the public. These consist of 17 Hindu (caves 13–29), 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12) and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves, each group representing deities and mythologies prevalent in the 1st millennium CE, as well as monasteries of each respective religion.  Ellora caves, also called Verul or Elura, is the short form of the ancient name Elloorpuram.  

The questions asked on KBC Offline Quiz on October 5 are:

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