Architecture of North Indian temples [c. 400-1000 A.D.] by Tahsildar Singh

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Published by Jnanada Prakashan in New Delhi .

Written in English

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  • History,
  • Hindu temples,
  • Antiquities,
  • Hindu sculpture,
  • Hindu architecture

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Other titlesNorth Indian temples
StatementTahsildar Singh
LC ClassificationsNA6002 .S57 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 268 p. :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25102812M
ISBN 108171392199
ISBN 109788171392193
LC Control Number2011350848

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North Indian temple architecture, style of architecture produced throughout northern India and as far south as Bijapur district in northern Karnataka state, characterized by its distinctive shikhara, a superstructure, tower, or spire above the garbhagriha (“womb-room”), a small sanctuary housing the main image or emblem of the temple deity.

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Encyclopedia of Indian Temple Architecture, North India, Volume II, Part I: Foundations of North Indian. Hindu temples in South-East Asia developed their own distinct versions, mostly based on Indian architectural models, both North Indian and South Indian styles.

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Jaina temples spread in South India are detailed. The book explores the Hindu and Jaina rock-cut temples which came in effect under the patronage of Chalukyas and the succeeding Rastrakutas and the contemporary Pallavas.

This temple architecture with two notable styles namely Maru-Gurjara and Maha-Maru originated in Rajasthan and its vicinity sometime around 6th century. M?ru-Gurjara temple architecture is considered by scholars as an exclusive Western Indian architectural style that differs distinctly from temple architecture of North India.

South Indian temple architecture, also called Drāviḍa Style, architecture invariably employed for Hindu temples in modern Tamil Nadu from the 7th to the 18th century, characterized by its pyramidal, or kūṭina-type, t forms are found in Karnataka (formerly Mysore) and Andhra Pradesh states.

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The book is a visual documentation of the evolution of most prominent temple styles spanning more than 2, years.

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South Indian temples: [an illustrated book on the origin, development, and importance of South Indian temples] Nagercoil: Kumaran Pathippagam, Padmanabhan, S., Temples of South India Nagercoil: Kumaran Pathippagam, Palaniyappan, Ki., The Great Temple of Madurai: English version of the book Koilmanagar.

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Back of the Book. With growing interest in modern times, the science of architecture has developed into a separate branch of study. This has lead modern man who is fascinated by. Volume - 1. Part - 1. Foreword.

Hindu temples result, in the early centuries A.D., from a felt need to give shelter to images that could make present for worship a divine force th. About the Author Born in Scotland, James Fergusson () spent ten years as an indigo planter in India before embarking upon a second career as an architectural historian.

Although he had no formal training, he became one of the most respected researchers in the field and an expert on India's cave temples. His History of Indian and Eastern Architecture was first published in and.

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According to the book – The Elements of Indian Art: The Nagara style temple stands on a raised platform which is called Jagati.

It is made of stone or bricks with several mouldings. Over this Jagati, there lies another platform but smaller than Jagati which is called Pitha. It is also made up of stones. This guidebook begins with an introduction to Hindu architecture, exploring its history and defining characteristics.

With the fundamentals in place, we then go one level deeper, distinguish-ing between the two prevailing styles of Hindu temples: North Indian and South Indian. National Council Of Educational Research And Training:: Home. Two styles of temples: north and south.

By the s AD, after the collapse of the Guptan Empire, there were two different styles of temple-building in India, a north Indian style and a south Indian style. Guptan architecture in India Medieval African architecture Medieval Islamic architecture All our India. There are substantial differences in architecture, customs, rituals and traditions between temples in different parts of India.

South India is very different from the north. Hundreds, if not thousands, of ancient temples were destroyed during Islamic rule in India (especially in North India) between CE and CE. Temples of South India South India is fortunate to have so many temples that are symbols of grandeur and intricate book takes the reader on a journey through most of the prominent temples in this region covering the history,the legend,and devotional and societal ed information,which will help tourists plan a comfortable visit with regard to mode of travel Reviews: 2.

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It is a mountain-like spire on top. In north India, it is called Shikhara and is curving in shape. In the south, it is like a pyramidal tower and is called Vimana. Amalaka: Stone-like disc seen at the top of the temple.

Mostly in north Indian temples. Kalasha: It is the topmost part of the temple. Mainly seen in north Indian. The architecture of Bengal, which comprises the modern country of Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Assam's Barak Valley, has a long and rich history, blending indigenous elements from the Indian subcontinent, with influences from different parts of the i architecture includes ancient urban architecture, religious architecture, rural vernacular.

Temple Architecture in South India – Dravida Style Four stages of temple architecture had been observed in South India – Mainly during the Pallava’s rule, around 6th century AD which are as follows: Stage 1 Mahendra Group Marked the beginning of Rock cut cave architecture Word Mandap was used instead temple.

Stage II–Narsimha Group Major. Hindu temple architecture is one of the most important forms of Hindu architecture. The basic style of Hindu temples will always remain the same but there are differences in them according to the architecture.

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Kandariya Mahadeo temple at Khajuraho is the epitome of temple architecture in Central India. Westen Indian Temples. The temples in the north-western parts of India including Gujarat and Rajasthan, and in western Madhya Pradesh are large in numbers.

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Nagara (between Himalayas and Vindyas), Dravida (South of Deccan) and Vesara (Deccan region). But for the purpose of this question, I will. Tamil architecture or the South Indian temple style is an architectural idiom in Hindu temple architecture that emerged in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent or South India and in Sri Lanka, reaching its final form by the sixteenth century.

It consists primarily of Hindu temples where the dominating feature is the high gopura or gatehouse; large temples have several. It is a raised platform for sitting and praying and is common in North Indian temples.

Vahana: It is the mount or vehicle of the temple’s main deity along with a standard pillar or Dhvaj which is placed axially before the sanctum. Classification of Indian Temples -Temple Architecture In India. The structure, art-work, and location of traditional Hindu temples in India, known as mandirs, are based on ancient Indian texts known as Shilpa Shastras (The Science of Arts and Crafts) and Vastu Sastras (The Science of Architecture).

The recommended sites for mandirs include gardens and places of natural beauty like forests, hill-tops and mountain slopes where flowers bloom and birds and. The architecture of India is rooted in its history, culture and a number of architectural styles and traditions, the contrasting Hindu temple architecture and Indo-Islamic architecture are the best known historical styles.

Both of these, but especially the former, have a. On their completion, the projected ten parts of this encyclopedia will have covered the styles of temple architecture in all regions of India. Volume I covers temples in the major Dravida style of South India. Volume II treats temples in the Nagara style of North India, with Part 1 introducing pre-Nagara and Nagara structures up to circa A.D.

Format: Hardcover. Encyclopedia of Indian Temple Architecture, North India, Volume II, Part II: Period of Early Maturity, c. A.D. (ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF INDIAN TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE) (Vol 2) [Meister, Michael W., Dhaky, Madhusudan A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Encyclopedia of Indian Temple Architecture, North India, Volume II, Part II: Period of Early Maturity. The Masrur Temples, also referred to as Masroor Temples or Rock-cut Temples at Masrur, is an early 8th-century complex of rock-cut Hindu temples in the Kangra Valley of Beas River in Himachal Pradesh, India.

The temples face northeast, towards the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. They are a version of North Indian Nagara architecture style, dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Devi and Saura. - Buy Temples of North India book online at best prices in India on Read Temples of North India book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: 4.

For most modern writers, nagara refers to north Indian styles, most easily recognised by a high and curving shikhara over the sanctuary, dravida or Dravidian architecture is the broad South Indian style, where the superstructure over the sanctuary is not usually extremely high, and has a straight profile, rising in series of terraces to form a sort of decorated pyramid (today often dwarfed in larger temples.

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New Delhi: American Institute of Indian Studies. Rao, S.R. The Vastu Silpa Kosha: Encycopaedia of Hindu Temple Architecture and Vastu, vol. I New Delhi: Divine Books. Singh, D.T. Architecture of North Indian Temples.

New Delhi: Jnanada Prakashan.Shikhara, (Sanskrit: “mountain peak”)also spelled shikara, also called shikar, in North Indian temple architecture, the superstructure, tower, or spire above the sanctuary and also above the pillared mandapas (porches or halls); it is the most dominant and characteristic feature of the Hindu temple in the north.

The North Indian shikhara is basically of two types: (1) the latina.

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