Pandya and Hoysala Architecture

Pandya Architecture (1190-1310 A.D.)​: The Pandyas (1190-1310 A.D.), although were not among the great building dynasties, built several ‘gopurams’ or monumental entrances to the existing temples. The earliest examples of ‘gopurams’ appear during the Pandyan period in...

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...

Solanki Style of Architecture

  The Solanki style of temple architecture flourished in Gujarat. A Solanki typical temple plan consists of a closed hall (‘sanctum’) and a porch that are inter-connected both internally and externally. A detached peri-stylar hall is added in larger temples in the...
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