Modern Architecture

After the British left India in 1947, Indian architecture dropped into an abyss. Indian architects, who were relegated to the role of being assistants to the British architects under the British Raj, took their own time to express their ingenuity. Perhaps, there was...

Chandela Architecture

The Chandelas of Jijihoti (Bundelkhand) were known as great builders during the 10th -11th centuries A.D. During 950-1050 A.D. they built the Khajuraho temples, which are regarded as one of world’s greatest artistic wonders. There are three main compartments in each...

Odisha Architecture

The temples at Odisha (ancient Kalinga), afford some of the finest examples of the Indo-Aryan style of temple architecture, which is distinct from the South Indian style. A typical Orissa temple or ‘deul’ has a square building or assembly hall called ‘jagamohan’ in...

Pallava Architecture

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Nayaka Architecture

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Kerala Architecture

  A distinct style of temple architecture developed in Kerala in which the temples were roofed with sloping tiers of metal or terracotta tiles. The ‘Vadakkunatha Temple’ at Trichur (12th century A.D.) and later temples found at Chengannur, Kaviyum and Vaikom are some...
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