First Online: May 07, 2000
Last Updated: January 01, 2015
Here is a detailed discussion on the history,
and stylistics of some of the great temples of India. Although battered
by the destructive forces of time, weather, and invading forces, the
temples of India remain as the greatest legacy of the glory of the
ancient Indians. Focusing on the ancient and medieval temples of
India, this section is designed as a tutorial on the tradition of Indian
temple construction. Readers are encouraged to begin with a overview of technical
terms and make use of the numerous cross references -- Ed.
The Somnath Temple "The great Somnath temple signifies that the power of reconstruction is always greater than the power of destruction"
Marikamba Goddess The temple of goddess Marikamba in the town of Sirsi is a splendid example of syncretic evolution of tribal and so called brahminical customs and rituals, befitting Hindu ethos.
Temples of Kashmir A survey of important Buddhist, Shaivaite, and Vaishnava temples of Kashmir region.
Beauties of Khajuraho The temples of Khajuraho built in the tenth century contain stunningly explicit sexual sculptures.
Temples of Gujarat Analysis of Jain and Hindu temple architecture of Gujarat; covers all important temples.
Temples of Orissa Article covering the great temples of Orissa such as Jagannath temple, Lingaraja temple, and Konark family of temples.
Temples of Karnataka A long list of important temples of Karnataka and the periods of their construction. A very handy reference to different schools of architecture and paintings.