Mukteshwar is a small high-plinthed mid-8th c AD Pallava temple. Continue reading
Kanchipuram is one of two important centers of Pallava temple architecture in northern Tamil Nadu, the other being Mamallapuram Continue reading
In India, you can find art deco motifs, hints of art deco, everywhere. In this case, on the grill-door of the 10th c AD Varahi Temple at Chaurasi village in Odisha. I wonder when that grill was made!
Just a few photos of the 3rd c BC elephant sculpture at Dhauli, a few kilometers south of Bhubaneswar. This elephant emerging out of the stone was sculpted out of the top of the rock on which are inscribed Ashoka’s famous edicts. This rocky outcrop, and the nearby Dhauli hill, are situated near the battlefield where Ashoka renounced violence and turned towards Buddhism. Continue reading
The Khandagiri caves are not as numerous as those on Udayagiri, and some are being used as active temples with new structures built in front of them. Continue reading