Take a tour of Temple Art in India, India – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.
India is a land of culture and heritage, and as such, its mythology and traditions form an integral part of its history.
These features can well be seen in its temples, acclaimed for their elaborate and exuberant art.
Religion, infused in every facet of life in India, is the inspiration behind the core concept of these temples.
Art styles, particular to different religions - like Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism have influenced different architectural styles of the temples as well.
Statues of deities, gods and goddesses along with heavenly creatures are the chief elements of the temples.
Mural paintings, kavi art and rangoli, are some of the most attributable aspects of the temple art in India.
Different styles of art and architecture along the length and breadth of the country can be seen in this culturally and geographically diverse land.
A unique blend of flamboyance, elegance and vibrancy, these awe inspiring creations are undoubtedly popular around the world.