Category: Arts & Culture

Why India’s Ancient Religion Buddhism Continues to Gain Followers Today

Buddhism is a religion that began in ancient India more than 2500 years ago. The teachings of Buddhism were imparted by Siddhattha Gotama who was believed to be born into a royal family and came to reject materialism and a...

/ 2019-11-27
Entrance to the Mandapa, Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India

Sacred space and symbolic form at Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho

Lakshmana Temple is one of the three largest temples of Khajuraho and the Western Group and is considered to be the earliest (c. AD 954) to have been built by the Chandella rulers.

/ 2017-05-26
Descent of the Ganges or Arjuna’s Penance, 7th-8th century, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

The Great Relief at Mahabalipuram

The descent of the Gange or Arjuna’s Penance is the most well-known of the monuments at Mahabalipuram that were carved from massive granite boulders. This carving is one of the largest relief sculptures in the world.

/ 2017-05-06