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Maharashtra

Armori – Tripple-Shrine Shiva Temple

Armori is a municipal council city in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The city is surrounded in the west by the Wainganga River and...

Anwa – Vishnu Temple

Amwa is a village in the Jalna district of Maharashtra. The village held significant importance among archaeologists and historians for its twelfth-century CE Seuna...

Anjaneri – The Birthplace of Hanuman

Anjaneri is a village in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. The village is situated at the foothills of the Anjaneri (or Anjani) mountain, named...

Madhya Pradesh

Vidisha – At the Confluence of Bes and Betwa

The modern town of Vidisha is situated in the southeast of River Betwa, the latter forming its western boundary. During the medieval period, the...

Un – A Paramara Temple Cosmopolis

Un (ऊन) is a small village in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. The village has more than a dozen temples, mostly Hindu except...

Udaipur – Epoch of Parmara Architecture

     "...this monument which is the most beautiful religious building of Aryavarta in the legacy of art come down to us from our ancestors of...

Udaigiri – The Sunrise Hill

The hill of Udaigiri (also spelled Udayagiri, Udaygiri, etc.) is located in the Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh. It stretches about 2.5 km from...

Tigawa – A Hidden Jewel

Tigwan (तीगवां/तिग्वान) (also spelled Tigawa in earlier accounts) is a small village in the Katni district of Madhya Pradesh. Based on its architectural antiquity,...

Thobon – An Obscure Pratihara Site

Thobon (also spelled Thubon, Thoban, etc.) is a small village in the Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the western bank...

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...