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BUILDING DURING THE RULE OF THE EARLY MAURYAN DYNASTY
THE EARLY OR HINAYANA PHASE
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Aihole aisles Ajanta ancient appearance arch architectural artistic Asokan Barhut Besnagar Bhubaneswar Brahmanical brick Buddha Buddhist builders building art built capital carved cella cells central centre century A.D. chaitya hall Chalukyan character Chola columns compartments composition consisting construction cornice courtyard decorative doorway Dravidian Dravidian style early effect eleventh century Ellora enclosure entire entrance erected evidently examples excavated exterior facade feature feet high feet wide figures finial Gandhara gateway gopuram Gupta height Hinayana Hindu Hoysala India Indo-Aryan instance interior Jain Kathiawar Khajuraho later Mahayana mandapa manner masonry Mauryan monasteries monolithic monuments motif moulded original Orissa Orissan ornamental Pallava Pattadakal period phase pilasters pillared hall plastic Plate portico portion principle produced religious remains rock rock-cut roof Sanchi sanctuary scheme sculpture shaft shape shrine side sikhara square stone story structure stupa surface temple torana tower treatment vihara vimana walls whole wooden