Karnataka's Rich Heritage - Art and Architecture: From Prehistoric Times to the Hoysala Period
You may have a lot of questions about the art and architecture of Karnataka. There may be queries about the various heritage touring circuits. You might like to understand what went into designing, planning and constructing monuments over a thousand year ago. You may still wish to know how art and architecture progressed during the ancient and medieval times in Karnataka. This book attempts to answer a lot of these questions, for example: 1.What is the name of the first established Village in South India and where is it located? 2.Where did the earliest gold miners live in Karnataka? 3.Which was the first Agrahara established in Karnataka? 4.Which is the first existing temple dedicated to Siva in Karnataka? 5.Which is the first existing temple dedicated to Krishna in Karnataka? 6.What roles did temples have other than being the places of worship? 7.Which is the first temple dedicated to Rama in Karnataka? 8.What was Karnataka referred to as in the Puranic times? 9.Which is the first existing temple dedicated to Shakti in Karnataka? 10.How old is the Kannada language?
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IMPORTANT HERITAGE CIRCUITS
Lists of Temples Built During the Times of Different Dynasties
Pictures for Chpters 5 and 6
Aihole ancient antarala Archaeological Badami Chalukya Ballala Balligavi Banavasi Basadi Belur Bengaluru Bhoganandiswara Brahma Buddhist carved cave ceiling centre Century Siva Century Wisnu Chalukya king Chennakesava Temple Chola construction dated decorated dedicated deity depicted district doorway dravida dynasty entrance figures friezes Ganesha garbhagriha Garuda goddess Halebid hall Hindu temple Hoysala temples Hoysaleswara India inscription found jagati Jaina Jaina temple Jainism Kadamba kalasa Kalleswara temple Kalyani Chalukya Kannada Karnataka Krishna Lakkundi linga lintel mandapa mathas monuments motifs mouldings mukhamandapa Nagara Nandi Narasimha navaranga niches Nolamba ornamentation outer walls Pallava panels Parvati Pattadakal period pilasters pillars Plate porch Purana Rashtrakuta region relief river roof sabhamandapa sanctum Sanskrit Saptamatrikas Satavahana sculptures Shravanabelagola shrine side sikhara Siva Someswara Temple square stone structure style sukanasi superstructure Surya symbol Talakad Tamil temple architecture temple complex temples built tower Vikramaditya Vikramaditya VI village vimana Visnu Western Ganga worship Yaksha