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THE FALL OF THE TEMPLE AND CONSERVATION

In the 19th century earlier, scholars such as Andrew Stirling and James Fergusson, who saw a fragment of the main temple, never entertained any doubt regarding the completion of the building. Know More

NINE PLANETS TEMPLE AT KONARK

The nine grahas were placed over doorways of temples to ward off evil influences. At Konark the planets appear in their fully developed iconography. The Navagraha slab which was originally placed over the eastern doorway ofthe jagamohana is now kept in a separate shed erected by the Archaeological Department. Know More

ASPECTS OF ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE

The Sun temple of Konark is the greatest temple of Orissa and one of the most notable examples of Orissan architecture at its phase of culmination. The temple consists of a deula (sanctuary) with a curvilinear sikhara and a jagamohana (porch) covered by a pyramid roof. Both the structures stand on a common plinth 3.9m in height beyond the eastern end, separated by a short distance stands a natamandira (dance hall) on a high platform. Know More

SUBSIDIARY TEMPLES IN THE COMPOUND

The remains of a temple, came to view to south-west of the Konark temple after clearance ofsand. Facing the east the temple made of khondalite consists of a deula, Jagamohana and a projecting platform on the east. Of the temple, only a portion of the bada survives and superstructures of both deula and jagamohan are completely missing Know More

THE MAIN TEMPLE - COMPLEX OF KONARK

The Sun temple of Konark, enclosed within a spacious compound, consists of the deula, the jagamohana and the natamandira, along the east-west axis. All the structures face the east. The deula and jagamohana forming component parts of one architectural scheme are designed in the form of a monumental chariot of the Sun god Know More

THE ORISSAN STYLE OF TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE

The temple of Konark represents the best in Orissan architectures; it is the culmination and climax of a long evolution of Orissan temples. Hence to understand this temple one has to know the various features ofthe Orissan style of architecture, its long evolution and the architectural lore ofOrissa Know More

KING NARASIMHA-I AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE KONARK TEMPLE

Narasimha-I is famous in history as the builder of the Konark temple. The great temple of the Sun god, now known as Konark, is the most celebrated of the monumental buildings of that time, and a lasting symbol ofthe ambitious enterprise and achievements of Narasimha-I. He belonged to the Eastern Ganga dynasty of Kalinga. Know More

The Southern Group of Temples

The Southern Group of monuments comprises the Duladeo and Chaturbhuja temples. Know More

The Eastern Group of Temples

The Eastern Group of monuments, I situated near Khajuraho village, includes three Brahmanical temples, Brahma, Vamana and Javari, and three Jaina temples, Ghantai, Adinatha and Parsvanatha. The Brahmanical temples are located along or near the Khajuraho-sagar, while the Jaina temples are situated further south and are conveniently accessed by a metalled road. Know More

Temples Of Khajuraho (Part 2)

Acomparative analysis of the sculptural, architectural and decorative features of the Khajuraho temples shows that the monuments, although of a common lineage, can be divided into two broad groups. Know More

Temples Of Khajuraho

Acomparative analysis of the sculptural, architectural and decorative features of the Khajuraho temples shows that the monuments, although of a common lineage, can be divided into two broad groups. Know More

Sculptures Of Khajuraho

The Khajuraho sculptures can be divided into five broad categories. The first category comprises formal cult-images executed almost completely in the round, and in strict conformity with canonical formulae and prescriptions. Know More

MYTHOLOGY AND THE SANCTITY OF KONARK

The name Konark as the name ofthe place seems to have been derived from the presiding deity Konark which means theSun god of the comer Arka denotes Surya and Kona mean corner. Hence Konark means the Corner Sun . In the Gangainscriptions the place is mentioned as Konakona. Know More

Art and Architecture of Khajuraho temple

Most of the temples at Khajuraho conform to a basic unity of design.With the exception of the Chausath yogini, Brahma and Lalguan-Mahadeva temples,which are constructed either wholly or largely of granite, all Khajuraho temples are built of a fine¬grained sandstone, in varying shades of buff, pink or pale yellow, brought from the quarries of Panna on the east bank of the Ken river. Know More

INTRODUCTION: INDIA AND HER ANCIENT CULTURE (Part - 3)

The Bengal Society began to turn some of its attention to the material remains of India past, as the East India Companysurveyors brought back to Calcutta many reports of temples Know More

The Chandella Kings

The first notable Chandella a prince was Harsha, who, shaken by the invasions of the Rashtrakutas from the Deccan, reinstated his Pratihara overlord Kshitipala or Mahipala on the throne of Kannauj AD c.917. His son and successor, Yasovarman alias Lakshavarman, valiantly defended his suzerain from the attacks of both the Rashtrakutas and the Palas of east India. Know More

INTRODUCTION: INDIA AND HER ANCIENT CULTURE (Part - 2)

How far this judgement is a fair one is very dubious. Though an element of quietism certainly existed in the ancient Indian attitude to life, as it does in India today, it was never approved by moralists. The great achievements of ancient India and Ceylon—their immense irrigation works and splendid temples, and the long campaigns of their armies—do not suggest a devitalized people. Know More

Introduction of Khajuraho

The Chandellas who ruled over S Jejakabhukti in central India between—L 9th and 13th century AD were a Rajputtribe of mixed blood claiming descent from the Moon through the legendary sage Chandratreya.Tradition ascribed their origin to Maniyagadh, ahill fort about 19 kms south of Khajuraho, named after their family deity Maniya-deva or Maniyadevi, an aboriginal deity with Sakta attributes whose shrine still exists at Maniyagadh and Mahoba. Know More

Why Religion? (Hindu Dharma)

We do so hoping to have our problems solved and our faults corrected. We do not seek a preceptor when we are not in trouble or when we feel that there is nothing lacking in us. The more we are besieged by troubles the more often we go to worship in temples or seek the darshan and advice of great men. Know More

The Basic Texts of Hinduism: Our Ignorance of Them (Hindu Dharma)

There are books aplenty in the world dealing with a vast variety of subjects. The adherents of each religion single out one book for special veneration, believing that it shows them the way to salvation. The followers of some faiths even build temples in honour of their holy scriptures Know More

Sastra or Conscience?(Hindu Dharma )

The goal of dharma is universal welfare. The great men who produced the works on Dharmasastra did not have a trace of self-interest in them and had nothing but the thought of the happiness of all creatures. These treatises are the authority on which dharma is founded. Know More

The Rig Veda Part 3

The Rigveda is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is one of the four sacred canonical texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas. The Rigveda is the oldest known Vedic Sanskrit text. Its early layers are one of the oldest extant texts in any Indo-European language. Know More

The Rig Veda Part 2

The Rigveda is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is one of the four sacred canonical texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas. The Rigveda is the oldest known Vedic Sanskrit text. Its early layers are one of the oldest extant texts in any Indo-European language. Know More

A golden chapter in history of Indian culture

5th August'20, is a historic day in our country, every Indian wanted construction of Ram Mandir to begin. People were waiting from many years for a RamTemple on Ram Janmabhoomi. Today that dream has come true. We are proud of our PM Modi, who has fulfilled this dream. This temple will strengthen peace & humanity in country. Know More

THE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION OF HINDUISM TO ETHICAL THOUGHT (Hindu Ethics)

The criticism which has been offered in this work has necessarily been largely of a negative and destructive kind. We have found reason for believing that Hindu philosophical thought furnishes no satisfactory basis for an ethic, while the system of dharma rests on no sure intellectual supports. Know More

SOME OUTSTANDING FEATURES OF HINDU ETHICAL THOUGHT (Hindu Ethics)

Our historical survey of Hindu ethics will have served to show how different in many ways the Hindu point of view is from that generally held by the modern European, The differences are greater than the casual observer usuall}^ realizes. Attention has been drawn by students of the history of ethical thought to the fact that there has been considerable variety of moral practice in different ages and in different lands; . Know More

ETHICAL TENDENCIES IN MODERN HINDU THOUGHT(Hindu Ethics)

The ethical thought which we have been considering throughout the course of this study has been conducted, in the greatest part of it at least, in view of a social order of a fixed and stable character. It is chiefly on this account that the more fundamental problems of ethics obtruded themselves with but little insistence on the minds of thinkers. Know More

ELEPHANTA CAVES - ICONOGRAPHY

BUDDHIST AND BRAHMANICAL IMAGES OF THE PAST - ICONOGRAPHY AT ITS BEST. Know More

HISTORY OF ELEPHANTA CAVES

GHARAPURI - ELEPHANTA CAVES 14 -The rock cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva 10 miles from Mumbai. Know More

ELEPHANTA CAVES - TOPOGRAPHY

TOPOGRAPHY OF ELEPHANTA CAVES GHARAPURI Know More

GANESHA, KUMARA And THE ASHTHA MATRIKA

GHARAPURI - ELEPHANTA CAVES 12 MUMBAI Know More

क्या आप जानते है हिमाचल का एक ऐसा मंदिर यहाँ हनुमान जी संजीवनी बूटी लाने के समय रुके थे

रामायण काल के समय का मंदिर यहाँ हनुमान जी संजीवनी बूटी को लाने के समय रुके थे आज भी यहाँ मंदिर परिसर में बहुत सारे वानर रहते हैंं Know More

SHIVA - ANDHAKA - RIPU - RUDRA

ELEPHANTA CAVES - GHARAPURI 8 MUMBAI Know More

LAKULEESHA - PASUPATHARTH

ELEPHANTA CAVES GHARAPURI 7 MUMBAI Know More

PRAKRITHI - PURUSHA

ELEPHANTA CAVES GHARAPURI 6 MUMBAI Know More

SHIVA as GANGADHARA, BHAGIRATHA PRAYATHNA

SHIVA -GHARAPURI - ELEPHANTA CAVES 4 - TAMING OF GANGA Know More

SHIVA as SUKHASANAMURTHY in the game of CHAUSAR

CAVE TEMPLES IN THE WESTERN COAST IN MUMBAI Know More

MAHA ESHWAR - MAHADEV - SADA SHIVA

CAVE TEMPLE IN THE WESTERN COAST NEAR MUMBAI Know More

Things to be known about Lord Krishna

Mathura, a city of Uttar Pradesh, is known for its sacred temples and people believe in Hindu culture. The city is considered holy because of its history. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born here and killed his uncle, Kans here. Know More

SHIVA – THE CONNECTION OF SHIVA WITH THE LINGAM - BANA - GUDIMALLAM

PARASHURAMESHWAR TEMPLE – ANDHRA PRADESH – CHITTOOR – GUDIMALAM – Part 2 The Temple contains a very early LINGA with a full-length figure of SHIVA, housed in the GARBHAGRIHA of the temple. This is one of the earliest LINGA associated with SHIVA discovered so far, and it has been dated to the 2nd/1st century BCE. This is "the only sculpture to survive from ancient South India, before sculpture’s were made under the Pallava Dynasty around the 6th- 7th century Current Era. Know More

SHIVA – PARASHURAMA – BRAHMA - THE LEGEND - GUDIMALLAM

ARASHURAMESHWAR TEMPLE – ANDHRA PRADESH – CHITTOOR – GUDIMALAM – Part 4 SHIVA – PARASHURAMA – BRAHMA - THE LEGEND - GUDIMALLAM Sage JAMADAGNI was a SAPTARISHI in the current MANAVANTARA and PARASHURAMA or Bhadrarama was his son out of his Kshatriya wife RENUKA & the 6th incarnation of MAHAVISHNU who visited the earth to absolve it from the weight of the sins of mankind. Know More

कुण्डलिनी जाग्रत करने के स्थान थे प्राचीन मंदिर

प्राचीन भारत में मंदिर बनाने से पहले जगह और दिशा का विशेष महत्व होता था | मंदिरो का निर्माण अलग अलग शैलियों के हिसाब से हुआ करता था Know More

SHIVA – THE OLDEST LINGAM - THE INDUS CONNECTION - GUDIMALLAM

The PARASHURAMESHWAR Temple structure at Gudimallam, and the sculpture of the LINGAM looks similar to the workshop of the MELUHHA hieroglyph. The Meluhha’s were probably the inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilization, currently in Baloch - Pakistan. They Traded in the modern Indian and Afghanistan region along with trade connections to MESOPOTAMIAN SUMER in Iraq. Know More

भारत का यह भव्य मंदिर यहाँ अब नहीं होती पूजा अर्चना

भगवान सूर्य देव का विश्व प्रसिद्ध सूर्य मन्दिर है, जो गुजरात के प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक व पर्यटक स्थलों के साथ ही गुजरात की प्राचीन गौरवगाथा का भी प्रमाण है। Know More

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