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Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

The ancient city of Madurai, more than 2,500 years old, was built by the Pandyan king, Kulashekarar, in the 6th century B.C. But the reign of the Nayaks marks the golden period of Madurai when art, architecture and learning flourished expansively. The most beautiful buildings in the city including its most famous landmark, the Meenakshi [...]

By | 2017-12-07T22:40:17+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Indian Monuments|0 Comments

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

The Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodh Gaya is located in the central part of the state of Bihar, in the northeastern part of India. It is the part of the great Ganges plains. The Mahabodhi Temple is located at the place of Lord Buddha's enlightenment. Bihar is one of the four holy sites related to [...]

By | 2017-12-07T22:46:18+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Indian Monuments|0 Comments

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Khajuraho, the ancient Kharjjuravahaka, is located in the State of Madhya Pradesh and was the principal seat of authority of the Chandella rulers who adorned it with numerous tanks, scores of lofty temples of sculptural grace and architectural splendour.Yasovarman (A.D. 954) built the temple of Vishnu, which is now famous as Lakshmana temple, and is [...]

By | 2017-12-07T22:46:53+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Indian Monuments|0 Comments

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun's tomb in the capital Delhi is a fine specimen of the great Mughal architecture. Built in 1570, the tomb is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Its unique beauty is said to have inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the unparalleled Taj [...]

By | 2017-12-07T22:50:28+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Indian Monuments|0 Comments

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

Varanasi, also known as Benaras and Kashi, is a major city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, the city has great religious significance for the Hindus. Varanasi is home to Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It enshrines one of the [...]

By | 2017-12-07T22:54:09+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Indian Monuments|0 Comments

Jantar Mantar, Delhi

At first sight, the Jantar Mantar appears like a gallery of modern art. It is, however, an observatory. Sawai Jia Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743), a keen astronomer and a noble in the Mughal court, was dissatisfied by the errors of brass and metal astronomical instruments.Under patronage from the emperor, he set on himself the [...]

By | 2017-12-07T23:02:16+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Indian Monuments|0 Comments

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid (the mosque of Friday), Delhi is the country's largest and perhaps its most magnificent mosque. It stands across the road from Red Fort. The great mosque of Old Delhi is the final architectural extravagance of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. The mosque measures 65m by [...]

By | 2017-12-07T23:04:55+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Indian Monuments|0 Comments
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