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V. H. Sonawane
  Introduction   Champaner (22º29’N 73º32’E), the flourishing capital of medieval Gujarat during the 15th–16th century, is located in the Halol Taluka of the Panchmahal district of Gujarat. It is situated about 45 kilometres to the north-east of Vadodara and 42 kilometres to the south-west of…
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Vijay Sharma
In the hilly region of Chamba, which has extensive forests, wood is chiefly used for building, both in ordinary dwellings and in edifices of a more ornamental character, such as temples and shrines. In Bharmour, which is one of the five tehsils of the present Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, we…
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Chandramolle Modgil
A wooden temple is a subtle reproduction of a deodar tree in form and spirit. If nature has bestowed deodar tree to conceptualize a temple, the man has contributed his artistic talent, ingenuity and skill to make it beautiful. Thus, a wooden temple identifies itself with the divine wood, not only…
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Dr Sudha Gopalakrishnan
Abhinavagupta is widely acknowledged as the foremost exponent of the school of Kashmir Shaivism in India. Combining in himself several pursuits as wide-ranging as those of a spiritual teacher, philosopher, literary theorist and aesthete, Abhinavagupta challenged earlier traditions of knowledge,…
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  Rajesh Singh: I have Prof. Hans Bakker with me who is one of the most renowned experts of the history of the Vakatakas. Right now he is ERC curator, that is European Research Commission’s curator at the British Museum. He is more renowned for his work called the Vakataka’s Hindu Iconology that…
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Deepak Kannal
An Introduction to the Caves    Ellora, locally known as Verul and mentioned as Elapura in medieval literature, is a group of 34 rock-cut caves in the mountain ranges of Satpuda, about 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India.   It is the only cave complex where cave temples of all…
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