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‘Sound’ as one of the significant elements of a setting contributes in formulating the sense of place. Several architects and acousticians have studied the acoustics of heritage sites and structures in American and European context. However, no comparable research efforts have been put in Indian heritage context. The present research is an attempt to explore the soundscape of the ancient example of the Kailasa temple complex at Ellora situated in the west-central part of India that is Aurangabad. The methodology followed in this research includes analysis and interpretation of archival material, literature study, sound walks, psycho-acoustical survey and cross-examination of onsite observations in a multidisciplinary manner. The paper concludes with a summary of the 7th and 8th century temple architecture by Rashtrakuta and the appraisal of the soundscape of the world heritage structure of Kailasa temple complex.
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