Tag: South India
Carbon dating confirms Keezhadi site is from Sangam era
Samples sent from archaeological excavations at Keezhadi have been identified as nearly 2,200 years old
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.
Awe-Inspiring Ruins Of Hampi
Ancient Vijayanagar, now known as the village of Hampi was the capital of the greatest and one of the most famed the Hindu Kingdom of Vijaynagar. Located in the northern part of the state of Karnataka in South India, the village...
Low water level exposes thousands of Shiva Lingas in the Shalmala river
With a thousand Shiva lingas engraved its stones and a diverse flora and fauna surrounding its banks, Shalmala river is a treasure Sahasralinga is a pilgrimage place in the Sirsi Taluk in the Karnataka state of India. It is in the river...
15 Things you should know about the lost continent of Kumari Kandam
According to many of the ancient extant Tamil literature and some of the Sanskrit literature, Kumari Kandam is the legendary sunken continent, which was ruled by Pandiyan Kings for thousands of years, before getting submerged in the Indian Ocean. Atlantis, Lemuria, and...
Auroville – City where people live without religion, money and politics
Imagine a city free of crime, poverty, money, government, and hardship. That's the utopian vision for Auroville, a township in India that's dubbed "the City of Dawn." There is no authority, legal or political, nor a person of power, that...
Archaeologists Found 40 Tons Of Capstone, The Largest Ever Found In South India
The Telangana Archaeology Department has excavated a stunning discovery – one of India's largest capstones, and the largest such stone in south India so far.
2800 Years Old Megalithic Site Of Hirebenkal
One of the largest prehistoric megalithic settlements where some funerary monuments are still intact remains hidden away owing to lack of any conservation or development by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Ancient Pancha Rathas Temple At Mahabalipuram
Panch Rathas is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram. The coastal city along the shores of Bay of Bengal was a major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom. It is currently one of the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The colorful Meenakshi Temple
There is no chance of missing these colorful temples in India as they're painted every shade of the rainbow.