Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ancient South Indian Architecture - A Brief

Ancient South Indian Architecture - A Brief

Architecture found in Ancient Indian Temples showcases the country's old, rich and splendid culture. These temples (some dating to more than 1700 years old) display intricate carving and sculptures, which bear testimony to the craftsmanship and creativity of the artisans, sculptors and artists of Ancient India. These also serve as ample evidence of the vision and forethought of the kings and rulers of our olden times to leave behind a heritage that modern India could be proud of.

I present here pictures of a few South Indian temples at Kancheepuram and Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu.

Kancheepuram, near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, now famous for Indian Silks boasts of many ancient temples, well maintained today and attracting numerous visitors both from within India and abroad.

Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) also close to Chennai (Madras) is on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, along the eastern coast. Mamallapuram known for its rocks carvings and monolithic sculptures has the famous shore temple, the only one to have survived the ravages of nature. Also known as the Seven Pagodas (temples), six now lie submerged in the sea.

Welcome, to a view of India's rich and ancient Culture!


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