Of these the pyramids were very notable, according to archaeological evidence; it has been shown that the ancient Mayans began building their characteristic ceremonial structures, known as Mayan Pyramids or Pyramid-Temples, about 3,000 years back. Mayan pyramids, in fact, were built in a wide variety of forms to serve a wide variety of functions, apart from religious ones, according to the customs of each region as well as period. (New World Encyclopedia. Web. 03 Dec. 2009) They also built temples; the temples were impressive and decorated structures themselves.
The emperor Akbar (1556–1605) built largely, and the style developed vigorously during his reign. As in the Gujarat and other styles, there is a combination of Muslim and Hindu features in his works. Akbar constructed the royal city of Fatehpur Sikri, located 26 miles (42 km) west of Agra, in the late 16th century. The numerous structures at Fatehpur Sikri best illustrate the style of his works - the southern gateway of the mosque, which is known as Buland Darwaza, is the largest of its kind in India. The Mughals also built tombs, which include the tomb of Akbar's father Humayun, and the Tomb of Akbar the Great at Sikandra, near Agra.
Temples were elaborately decorated with hieroglyphics and religious symbols. Pharaohs used art to record their victories in battles, public announcements, and religious scenes. Members of ancient Egypt had sculptures of religious relics to help gain access to the afterlife. Fertility statues were used to promote spiritual life. Egyptian architecture includes some of the most famous structures in the world.
PoonamDrigpal Art 2 July 22, 2014 Ajanta caves Ajanta caves are one of the historical places in India. Caves are located in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. These are located 105km far from the city. There are total 29caves. Caves are discovered by British army officers in 1819.Caves are built up earlier second century BC-AD.All paintings show heavy religious influence.
India is home to some of the World’s best Ancient Architectural wonders inspired by Hindu, Persian, Buddhist,European & other Architectural styles. India’s Cultural & Social diversity is unmatched. With over Ten Millennia of civilization, India has grown to be the genesis of varied Cultures,Languages, Traditions, Beliefs and Rituals. With relative isolation of various Societies, these have grown to leave an indelible mark on its followers. Four major religions of the World have their origins in India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
and 2750 B.C., However, recently Indian archeologists using the technique of radio carbon dating, are inclined to believe that the period of Harappan culture extended from 2500 B.C. to 1500 B.C. The Indus Valley contributed early cities of stone and clay. Also they discovered sanitary engineering and drainage system. Aryan Civilization: Aryans were the most illustrious race in history.
Four world religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism have originated here, whereas Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE and also helped shape the region's diverse culture. One of the most followed religion is Hinduism. Hinduism is the predominant religion comprising of 80% of the population. Hinduism is world’s third largest religion. Hinduism owes it origins to Vedas and the Hindu Culture laid reverence for these Holy Scriptures scripted in the sacred language of Sanskrit.
Twenty-seven previous Jain temples were destroyed and their materials reused to construct the minar and other monuments of the complex. Qutub Minar At 72.5 metres high, the Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world, and an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. The Qutub Minar is 72.5 metres (239 ft) high. The diameter of the base is 14.3 metres wide while the top floor measures 2.7 metres in diameter.
RULE OF NAYAKARS IN TAMIL NADU The Madurai Nayakars were rulers from around 1529 AD until 1536 AD, of a region comprising most of modern-day Tamil Nadu, India, with Madurai as their capital. The Nayakar rule was an era noted for its achievement in arts, cultural and administrative reforms, revitalization of temples previously ransacked by the Delhi Sultans, and inauguration of a unique architectural style. The dynasty consisted of 13 rulers, of whom 9 were kings, 2 were queens, and 2 were joint-kings. The most notable of these were the king, Tirumalai Nayakar, and the queen, Rani Mangammal. Foreign trade was conducted mainly with the Dutch and the Portuguese, as the British and the French had not yet made inroads in the region.
Amer Fort is located in Amer (a town with an area of 4 square kilometers ), 11 kilometers from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on a hill. Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. The aesthetic ambiance of this formidable fort is seen within its walls on a four level layout plan built with red sandstone and marble consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. Hence, the Amer Fort is also popularly known as the Amer Palace.