India is well-known throughout the world for its cultural heritage. In fact, India is cred with bestowing the gift of art to the rest of the world. The first artwork from the Stone Age’s Paleolithic culture was discovered only in India. The presence of these works of art has established India’s importance in the world of art and culture.
The history, culture, and religion of India are all reflected in its architecture. Among many architectural styles and traditions, Hindu temple architecture is one of the most well-known. Other regional forms of Hindu temples include the Dravidian style of the south and the Nagara style of the north. Housing styles also vary geography, partly due to climatic differences.
This chapter is about the ancient monuments of “Mahabalipuram” and “Srirangam Temple”. Mahabalipuram is well-known for its temples and monuments, particularly the Shore Temple. It is made up of three temples that were built in a single complex in the 8th century. The Pancha Rathas is another well-known temple.
The complex is divided into three shrines, two of which are dedicated to the god Shiva and one to the god Vishnu. The Vishnu shrine is the oldest and smallest of the three shrines. Temple’s other elements, such as the gateways, walls, and superstructures, were built with quarried stone masonry.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India, dedicated to Ranganatha, a form of the Supreme God Maha Vishnu. The temple, which was built in the Hindu architectural style, is praised by Alvars in their Divya Prabhanda and holds the distinction of being the first of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, the Supreme God.
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