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Mauryan Sculpture

The Maurya period is marked by an impressive progress in the Indian sculpture. Dr. Ananda Coomarswamy differentiates the Mauryan sculptures into Court art and the Popular Art. The Court art includes the pillars and their capitals while the popular art includes the works of sculptors such as the Yakshas and Yakshinis. The Yaksha image from […]

Armamalai Cave paintings

Armamalai Cave paintings Located in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, Armamalai Cave is known for a Jain temple with ancient paintings, Petroglyphs and rock art. The cave has three parts with walls of mud and adobe, turning it into complex of three shrines – trikūta. The cave belongs to 8th century AD. The ceiling and […]

Bagh Caves

Located on the bank of Baghani river in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. These rock cut caves posses the most amazing paintings known to be made by ancient man. Out of the initial 9 caves only 5 have been extant. The legend says that these caves were established by Buddhist monk Dataka. The caves […]

Jogimara

Jogimara Cave Paintings The paintings which were created before the Ajanta and Bagh Caves belong to Pre-Buddha caves. The best example of the Pre-Buddha paintings is the Jogimara cave, which is situated at Amarnath near the origin of Narmada, in Sarguja in Chhattisgarh. The paintings of these caves have been dated from 300BC to as […]

Bhimbetka

Located between Hoshangabad and Bhopal, in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains on the southern edge of the central Indian plateau. The painted caves are more than 400 in number and spread over an area often square kilometers. Most credit to discover the caves goes to Shri V. S. Vakankar (Head of the dept. of […]