Architecture of Ancient India

there was an apsidal temple and an elliptical temple in daimabad, surprisingly

there were fire altars and sacrificial pits in them.

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An elaborate structural complex, which besides the residential houses or rooms closely connected with it, included a mud platform, about 18 m long, with fire altars of different shapes and an apsidal mud-wall structure, probably a temple associated with sacrificial activity were also identified.
the date is 1400 BC - 1000 BC btw

how would the aryanists argue about that :)

since there weren't supposed to be temples for vedic culture and fire altars along with temples :)

there is already an apsidal temple/altar excavated from banawali btw

there is also an elliptical structure excavated from nagajunakonda as well.

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Likes: Kamayani
Apr 2019
i know of atleast one thousand years old buddhist monastery which was demolished in tamil nadu as well to make way for a jesuit college.
They also demolished many temples in Bengal. I also know about plundering of Jhansi after demise of Laxmibai. Many precious diamonds were smuggled(I don't believe that those traders had enough money/integrity to buy them) to Europe.
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Apr 2019
there were fire altars and sacrificial pits in them.

how would the aryanists argue about that :)

since there weren't supposed to be temples for vedic culture and fire altars along with temples :)

Like they did with Kalibangan fire altars.
They are cooking hearths. :upsidedown:

The problem with Aryanists(and even with Indigenous origin camp) is they think Vedas represent the contemporary society in totality. While they are creation of only a few spiritual minded and insightful poets and poetess.
Mar 2019
although a hindu argument of taj mahal as teju mahalaya by people probably suffering from some mental disorder, some things i noted of interest here.

mahaut relief at indo islamic door knocker, such reliefs are seen even at bharhut railing more than two thousand years ago.


four tower arrangement at Khajuraho, compared with four tower arrangement of indo islamic buildings, esp taj mahal which is normally attributed to ottoman influence.


kalasha as finial of taj mahal



elephant's trunk carved on one relief


a floral geometric medallion a continuation of tradition from probably bharhut, sanchi type medallions, can also be seen at vijayanagar and many north indian mosques


relief, these reliefs are typical indian and can be observed in chandraketugarh terracotta decorations, ahom architecture, burmese bagan temples, sanchi, satavahana decorations as well.


sun/chariot wheel/chakra symbol, red fort


probably a pre islamic insignia which decorates Red Fort

here is some description

This royal Hindu insignia of the Hindu king who built Delhi's Red Fort, is still there in the Khas Mahal pavilion. The two swords laid hilt to hilt, curving upward are being inadvertently styled by ignorant guides. The sacred Hindu Kalash (water pot) on the hilts. The lotus bud on the kalash represents royal wealth. The pair of scales is symbolic of impartial justice.

decoration on moti masjid, similar decorations can be seen fro pre islamic periods, vijayanagar's queen's palace, srilanka's


Anuradhapura, srilanka, buddha statue and border design
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