News By/Courtesy: G Kusuma | 29 Jan 2021 16:27pm IST


  • Indian temple architecture
  • Mughal styles and rock cutting
  • Every piece of art that was craved in the yesteryears is a feast for eyes today

Modern architecture is varied and has massively developed, but Indian culture & profoundness lies beneath the modern designs, some architectural designs that grew over the period of time are here: Kath Kuni styled architecture (stable and elegant): This style is now practiced only in Himachal, it has survived various drastic conditions such as earthquakes, tectonic disruptions, etc. Kath Kuni refers to wood corner. Hence they use no cement but simply wooden beams; they also have a strong base and air gaps. One of the astounding factors is that this architecture is also rich in aesthetics, wood is carved and decorated. Architecture in Indian temples: the temples generally have the Mandapa, Garbhagriha, amalaka, vimana, kalasha, vahana, etc. Temples are based on three styles of architecture called the Nagara which is quite popular in North India; this style has no grand doors of entry and is built single stone base. Secondly, it is the Dravida style which is practiced in south India, temples such as the Brideshwara or the temple in Mahabalipuram are based on this architecture. Thirdly it is called the vesara style that is mixed and is a combination of one or more architectures. Kalinga Architecture: The Silpaprakasha is one of the texts that describe temples in Odisha. The temples in Kalinga are classified into three parts namely the Rekha, khakhara, and pidha. Any temple in Odisha has two parts one being the idol sanctuary and the other pilgrim hall. Many books have been written illustrating odishan architecture like the book cannons of odishan architecture. An inscription named sutradhari (1231 CE) suggests that a person called Bammoja was an expert of all four forms of temple architecture in India i.e. Kalinga, Dravida, Vesara, and Nagara. Among them, Nagara has various subdivisions and categories. Architecture in caves: India has various famous caves like the Ajanta and Ellora, Sudama, Elephanta, Bhaja, Pancha Pandava, and many more caves and cave temples. This form of style developed in the 3rd century and is spread across all religions such as Jains and Buddhists. Rock cutting and carving: it is one of the oldest and ancient forms of architecture in India; single stones are carved and cut to make designs and patterns in them. Our country is adobe for 1,500 rock-cut buildings, temples, sculptures, and structures. Mughal and Indo-Saracenic architecture: Mughal monuments blended various styles of Persian, Islamic and Indian; these were quite famous during the Mughal reign in India like Fatehpur Sikri, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, and many more. The Indo-Saracenic also the new revived style of the earlier forms is the architecture mostly used during the British period, various places like government buildings were designed in this format. Every piece of art that was craved in the yesteryears is a feast for eyes today, the culture travels beyond vast seas, of which the architectures are observed the most by travelers. 


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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 29 Jan 2021 19:35pm IST

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