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Madhya Pradesh

Terahi – The Goddess, The Ghostrider

Terahi (तेरही) is a locality within the village of Chandoriya in the Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh. The earliest modern reference to the site...

Bilhari – Vishnu-Varaha Temple

The village of Bilhari (बिलहरी) is situated in the Katni district of Madhya Pradesh. The original name of the village was Pushpavati as told...

Bhumara – Shiva Temple

The village of Bhumara is located in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. This otherwise nondescript village has a very important monument of the...

Bhojpur – The Legend of Bhoj Continues…..

The town of Bhojpur is located in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, situated about 30 km from Bhopal. Though it is a small...

Rakhatera – Rock-cut Images

Rakhatera (रखतेरा) is a small village in the Chanderi tehsil of the Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh. The village is situated on the eastern...

Bhedaghat – The Secret World of the Yoginis

Bhedaghat town falls in the Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. The town is famous for its marble rock valley and Dhuandhar falls. Alexander Cunningham1...

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...