The earliest remains of recognizable building activity in the India dates back to the Indus Valley cities. Among India's ancient architectural remains, the most characteristic are the temples, Chaityas, Viharas, Stupas and other religious structures. Cave Architecture The cave architecture in India is believed to have begun in the third century BC. These caves were used by Buddhist and Jain monks as places of worship and residence. Initially the caves were excavated in the western India.
The first building analysed is the Mukteshvara temple was built between the years 950 and 975 in the sacred city of Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar is the artistic and religious capital of Orissa. Orissa has a great and valuable heritage of Indian temples in particular of northern-style temple architecture of which the Mukteshvara temple is an example. In this case the temple is dedicated to Siva. The second temple discussed is the Airavatesvara temple, which was built in the town of Darasuram in the 12th century.
The technique of drawing on the fabric during this era is characterised by black, bold, sharp lines and an uninterrupted attempt to excel in detailing. This characteristic aspect of painting is observed in the mural panels of temples like Veerabhadraswamy temple which belongs to 16th century A.D. and also in the Lepakshi temple in Andhra Pradesh. Srikalahasti Kalamkari, under the influence of these Hindu rulers, blossomed around such Hindu temples and their benefaction and patronage; thus was having more or less religious distinctiveness in the form of painting on scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the resembling. It follows free hand drawing techniques and the panels are used as decorative elements in temples and on chariots. The painted cloths were basically used as temple cloths for canopying and as backcloth and were considered as a component of the rituals as well as a comprehensive part of
Buddha as represented in Buddhist Art Introduction: South and Southeast Asia is a vast geographic area comprising, among others, the nations of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Indonesia (fig.1). The art of South and Southeast Asia is equally diverse—and very ancient. The earliest civilization encountered is of Mehrgarh in Baluchistan. The remains of the first cities in the Indus Valley existed. The most important excavated Indus sites are Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro.
History In India, wood was a prominent structural material 50-60 years back. On visiting old heritage homes in India one can still see the wooden rafters and pillars that form the main support structure. The most famous of wooden palaces in India is the Tippu Sultan's summer palace in Srirangapatnam, Karnataka, built in 1778. The palace is known for its aesthetic beauty and grandeur. Another example is the Padmanabhapuram palace on Tamil Nadu – made of teakwood with granite foundation.
In India specifically, a completely new culture and society emerged during 1500 BC-600 BC.It was not hard however since the country had been a spectator of the multiple developments of culture and society during the early Bronze Age. There are four different books to the Vedas and are often referred to as the Bibles of Hinduism. The first one being Rig
The Two Great Indian Epics The Indian mythology consists of two great ancient epics The Mahabharata and The Ramayana. The Mahabharata was authored by Veda Vyasa known so as he had also compiled the four Vedas. Ramayana was authored by Valmiki. Both epics revolve around the concept of dharma and in both epics the protagonist is an avatar of Vishnu. Bhagavad Gita: What Krishna told Arjuna Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts in Hinduism as in it, god speaks directly to man.
She explains the four Vedas: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and the Atharvaveda, which are one of the most ancient texts still in existence. They are the hymns, prayers, and rituals of ancient India put into four books. She also writes about the Upanishads, which are a large number of texts that explain the philosophy behind Hinduism, also setting the stage for many other cultures such as Buddhism and Jainism. The book summarizes the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and explains their importance. Duneja also describes every Hindu God and Goddess and their numerous forms.
India is often known as artist’s paradise. That’s because India is a very old country which is not only vast in nature but only has diversity both geographically and ethnically. India has been the abode to people of various cultures having specific artistic styles and India still have numerous historical places which bears the testimony of the artistic excellence of our forefathers. These places are tourist magnet and famous not only in India but also internationally. Every year several international tourists visit these places to see the amazing arts and quench the thirst of their eyes.
All the work was traditionally practiced in Mysore. Whenever there was a need for creating beautiful ivory motifs into rosewood, the Maharajas gave much more priority to the artisans working on rosewood inlay. Rosewood inlay involves intricate designs and patterns so the artisans had to be very careful with each design and also particular about the tools used. some of the following small tools were used for the