We have read that the oppressive tax policy of the Dhananand, the Nanda Dynasty ruler resented the subjects. So, the Chandragupta Maurya and Chanakya took the advantage of this condition and overthrew the Nanda Dynasty and established Mauryan Empire. But before it a major incident took place. It was external invasion from the north-west frontier …

Great Kings in Chronological Order The Mauryan Empire was the extensive and the most prosperous Empire of that time. We have read the sources that give us knowledge about the Mauryan Empire. So, here we are going to discuss rulers and the administration of the Mauryan Empire. Chandragupta Maurya He was the founder of the …

Post Mauryan Empire We have read about the great Mauryan Empire. Though it was a vast Empire spreading all over the Indian Subcontinent. But after the death of the Great Ashoka, there was no such great ruler. Because of which the Mauryan Empire started declining. Now, it is very simple to understand when the central …

Till now we have read the sources and the few Gupta Kings. So, now we are going to continue with our discussion on Gupta Period. The last ruler about which we have read was Samudragupta. He started the expansion of Gupta Empire in all direction. After Samudragupta, there was an another great king of Gupta …

As we have discussed that Gupta Period was the watermark period of Art and Culture in Ancient India. This was the Golden age of Indian Architecture. The Temple architecture in North India reached at its climax during Gupta Period. Though the religion of the Gupta Rulers was Brahmanical. But they also patronised the Buddhism and …

In the last post we have read Ancient Cave Paintings. Now we will have a look on the Temple Architecture of Ancient India. As we have read that Gupta Period was the watermark of the Ancient Indian Temple Architecture. The earliest form of temples came into existence during the Mauryan Period as Buddhist Stupas. Soon, …

In the last post we have read Nagara Temple Architecture. Nagara Temple Architecture was prevalent in North and Central India. Now in this post, we will discuss South Indian Temple Architecture. We call it as the Dravidian Style of Temple Architecture. The Dravidian Style of Temple Architecture is the oldest style of architecture. This style …

In the previous posts, we have read Nagara and Dravidian Style of Temple Architecture. In this post, we will study about the Vesara and Hoysala Style of Temple Architecture. Vesara Style of Temple Architecture The Vesara Style is a hybrid temple architecture. It has features of both the Nagara and Dravidian Style of Temple architecture. …

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