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The Pallavas (6th to 9th CE)

Pallava History: Their origin is obscure. They defeated the Kalabras and occupied the country around  Kanchi, while the Pandyas established themselves at Madurai. They became the new forces in the history of Tamil Nadu with the effective disappearance of the Kalabras. Dynasty founded by Vishnugopa who was captured and then liberated by Samudragupta. But the […]

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Art and Architecture in India – 2

South Indian temple architecture, also called Drāviḍa Style, architecture invariably employed for Hindu temples in modern Tamil Nadu from the 7th to the 18th century, characterized by its pyramidal, or kūṭina-type, tower. Variant forms are found in Karnataka (formerly Mysore) and Andhra Pradesh states. The South Indian temple consists essentially of a square-chambered sanctuary topped by a superstructure, tower, or spire and an attached pillared porch or hall […]

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