Hindu temple architecture Current Affairs, GK & News
A simple Hindu temple comprises the following the following parts essentially: Garbhagriha: It is a cave-like sanctum. In the earliest temples, it was a small cubicle with a single entrance and grew into a larger chamber in time. The garbhagriha is made to establish the main diety. The establishment of the deity itself is a ..
Monoliths are large single standing block of stone. A mysterious monolith was found recently in a remote, uninhabited desert in Utah, USA. And then disappear without a trace. Days after the occurrence and disappearance of the monolith, another monolith has been found in Romania. Features of the Monolith in Romania The newly found Monolith in ..
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The Markandeshwar temple is situated on the bank of River Wainganga in district Gadchiroli of Maharashtra. It is in news because the Archaeological Survey of India initiated the large scale restoration work of this temple since November 2017. . Known as the “Khajuraho of Vidarbha”, the temples belong to the Nagara group of temples of ..
Topics: Antarala • Architecture • Architecture of India • Ardhamandapa • Bhandasar Jain Temple • Garbhagriha • Gondeshwar Temple, Sinnar • Hindu temple architecture • Hindu temples • Mandapa • Shikhara • Visual arts
There was a proposal of the Pakistan government to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient Hindu temple and cultural site in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). However, on 28 March 2019, Pakistan said no decision has been taken so far on the opening of the Sharda temple corridor ..
Topics: Adi Shankara • Azad Kashmir • Continents • Geography of Asia • Hindu temple architecture • Kashmir Conflict • Neelam District • Pakistan • Peeth • Sharada Peeth • Sharda • Sharda, Azad Kashmir
Tamil Nadu’s historic Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation. The main reasons for the temple to won the UN award are as follows: Use of traditional methods in renovating its structures and re-establishment of rainwater harvesting and historic drainage system, and to ..
Topics: Divya Desams • Gopuram • Hindu denominations • Hindu temple architecture • Hindu temples • Kollidam River • Monotheistic religions • Ranganatha • Ranganatha Temple • South India • Srirangam • Tamil Nadu
Prominent sculptor Ganapati Sthapati passes away Sculpted the renowned Tiruvalluvar statue in Kanyakumari and Buddha statue in Hussainsagar He was the Chief Architect for many Sculptures and buildings including Sculpture of Tamil poet and saint Thiruvalluvar—Thiruvalluvar Statue at the southern tip of India at Kanyakumari, TN, India (measuring 133 feet (40.5 m) in elevation), Sri ..