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Poorva Arun Salvi
The Hoysala dynasty, thriving in parts of Karnataka from around tenth century CE till the fourteenth century CE, developed their distinctive style of temple architecture, and the footprints of their work are still visible in the form of temples they built in Karnataka region. The herculean task of…
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Poorva Arun Salvi
The Lakshmi-Narasimha temple is a trikuta shrine (a shrine containing three garbhagrihas or sanctum sanctorums) located in Harnahalli village of Hassan district and is 35 km from Hassan, a city in Karnataka. The temple showcases a rich iconographic scheme wherein the influence of Vaishnavism is…
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Poorva Arun Salvi
The Hoysalas of Dwarasamudra, an important dynasty of South India, ruled over parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for more than three centuries. Starting from a family of hill chiefs residing in the extreme west of Mysore, near the Ghats at Angadi in Mudigere district, they ruled over…
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Shatabdi Chakrabarti
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Madhurima Chaudhuri
Indian art, since time immemorial, had strong religious and devotional undertones—a result of diverse philosophical, political and socio-cultural developments across the landscape. The idea of appreciating art for art’s sake was non-existent, as every artistic element adhered to a greater symbolic…
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Surabhi Sharman
The Hindu temple is a culmination of various architectural and design elements that come together to form a composite whole and as the temples evolved from a single-celled, flat-roofed structure to a more elaborate building, many new elements were added. The module investigates the decorative…
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Kirit Mankodi
The Rani ki Vav or ‘Queen’s stepwell’ is situated in Patan, which was the medieval capital of the Solanki empire, located 125 km north of Ahmedabad. The stepwell, a sacred memorial built entirely below ground level, is one of India’s unique contributions to the architectural heritage of the world,…
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