Indian Ancient architecture and Cave architecture

Ancient architecture:

India is widely known for many things but architecture is also one among them, it is one of the earliest countries of the world with the earliest form of culture and many such things, the Indian ancient architecture is one thing to consider, Mauryan empire created the first imprint of grand architecture in India in the way of temples, as you can see temples in every five kilometers at least.

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Kailasa Temple

Temple architecture is one of the hardest things to do rather than modern architecture or traditional architecture as it involves a lot of decorations and cravings, even the temple architecture varies according to places, if you look deeper India different style according to the states.

Woods were used as the primary architectural material in India from temples to forts until the 8th to 9th century, stones are rarely used but at the end of the 9th century India had more architecture like forts, palaces and temples are of stones.

India saw its earliest architecture made of stones in the Mauryan empire, buildings like stupas, viharas, and chaityas are the earliest architectures in India, played a very important role in ancient India by making wider stupas which can be even found today but in a collapsed state.

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Ruins Ancient Mountain

Cave architectures:

Indian architecture is famous for its cave architecture too it is also called rock-cut architecture as rocks cut to make it as a construction, cave architecture is made out of the single rock by caving it with decorations and rooms, Buddhist and Jains played important role in making the cave architectures possible one, it is one of specialized architecture concept which can mostly found in India and it is a rare architecture concept in the entire world too.

Ajanta caves are one of the famous cave architecture found in India and it is believed to be built in the 2nd century and 4th century again, Ajanta caves are made out of a single large cave, it served for monastery purposes in the early days, now it is a tourist place in Maharashtra.

Ajanta Cave

Shore temple in Mahabalipuram is another fantastic ancient architecture found in India and it is believed that the temple is planned and built for about 200 years, it is made out of single caves and more than seven similar architecture found in Mahabalipuram, lord Vishnu and Shiva worshipped as main gods in the shrine.

Ellora caves are another amazing cave architecture in India, with 12 rock-cut viharas it is a gigantic rock-cut architecture which is related to Buddhist, Jains, and Hindus at various time, with cut off made from rock plateaus are constructed from 800th century and is amazing even today but a bit old but still it is gold.

Badami Rock Hill
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