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Madhya Pradesh

Madkhera – An Eclipsed Sun Shrine

Madkhera (or Markhera) is a small village in the Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. The village is of no specific interest except for a...

Kotma – Silhara Caves

Introduction Silhara Caves are a group of five artificial rock-cut caves located on the east bank of the Kewai River. It falls under the...

Khor – Nau Torana Temple

Khor is a small village situated in the Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh. The village would have held considerable importance during the medieval period...

Karitalai – Vishnu Varaha Temple

Karitalai village is situated in the Vijayraghavgarh tehsil of Katni district in Madhya Pradesh. The village is known as Karnapura or Karanpur. The village...

Kalinjar – Nilakantha Temple

Kalinjar (Kalanjar) is a fortress city built over Kalinjar (Kalanjar) Hill in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, however, sometimes it is mistakenly taken...

Kadwaya – The Vestiges of the Mattamayuras

Kadwaya is a small village in the Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh. The village was somehow surprisingly skipped by Alexander Cunningham though he visited...

Chhattisgarh

Karnataka

Basaralu – Mallikarjuna Temple

Introduction – Basaralu is a large village in Mandya district of Karnataka. Its old name was Basurivala as evident from inscriptions found here. The...

Hosaholalu – Lakshminarayana Temple

Introduction - Hosaholalu is a village in Mandya district of Karnataka. Not much is gleamed about this village from old gazetteers. The earliest inscription...

Nagalapura – Twin Hoysala Temples

Introduction – Nagalapura is a small village situated in Tiptur taluk of Tumkur district of Karnataka. This otherwise ordinary town has two Hoysala period...

Aralaguppe – Preserves The Best Specimen of Sculptural Art

Introduction – Aralaguppe is situated in Tiptur taluk, in Tumkur district of Karnakata. Not much  is known about the early history or legends associated...

Tamilnadu

Sittanavasal – The Legacy of Chitrasutra

Introduction – The history of Sittanavasal or Pudukkottai region can be traced from very ancient times as many burial sites are found in nearby...

Narthamalai – An Enigma of Art

Narthamalai lies in the Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu, situated about 17 km from the district headquarters. Malai (மலை) means hill or mountain in...

Srinivasanallur – Koranganatha Temple

Srinivasanallur is a village situated in Tiruchirappalli district of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 50 km from the district headquarters. The region is...

Odisha

Lalitagiri – The Fountainhead of Buddhism in Odisha

Lalitagiri hills, also known as Naltigiri, is located in the Cuttack district of Odisha. Lalitagiri, with Udayagiri and Ratnagiri, constitutes the famous Diamond Triangle...

Udayagiri – The Sunrise Hill

Udayagiri, with Lalitagiri and Ratnagiri, constitutes the famous Diamond Triangle of the Buddhist Heritage Sites in Odisha. The hill emerging almost from Jajpur has...

Ratnagiri – Preserving the Buddhist Heritage

Association of Odisha with Buddhism goes long way back, to the early days of Buddha, as evident by the Buddhist texts mentioning how the...