Friday, October 18, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Udvada Atash Behram

The oldest functioning Zoroastrian place of worship, consecrated in 1742 with sacred fire brought from Persia. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.4874 N 72.8708 E Categories: Religious architecture, Other contemporary...

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

One of most important Hindu temple complexes, founded in the 4th century (?). Most visited religious site in India, with some 6000 people as...

Shikharji on Parasnath Hill

One of the main pilgrimage destinations for Jains, it has a hilly location that was once surrounded by primeval forests. The temple buildings have...

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

One of the largest and most grandiose religious complexes in the world, it is the largest in India and covers 63 hectares. It includes...

Sanchi

An important Buddhist pilgrimage site with some 50 buildings from the 3rd - 12th centuries. Contains an enormous hemispheric stupa from the 3rd century. Location,...

Ranakpur Temple

A beautiful, white marble Jain temple from the late 14th - middle 15th centuries. It contains over 1444 beautifully carved pillars, each with its...

Ekambareswarar Temple

Shiva temple, one of the largest temples in India. Tallest tower has 11 floors and is 58.5 m tall. Most part of the temple...

Nalanda monastery

Important Buddhist monastery and learning centre in 427 - 1197 AD, one of the first great universities of the world. Complex of amazing buildings...

Mahabodhi Temple

One of the holiest sites for Buddhism. Located on the spot where Buddha attained enlightement. Its main element is a 55 metre high, richly...

Khajuraho Temple City

Group of very ornate Hindu and Jain temples built in 950 - 1150 AD. Originally 80 temples, now remain 25 spread over an area...