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why bundi’s stepwells will take your breath away   Leave a comment

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global travel shot: the prehistoric rock paintings of bundi   Leave a comment

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Posted August 5, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

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 “Megaliths were not built for commoners. They signify the emergence of a ruling class or elite who presided over a surplus economy,”

Ravi Korisettar, Retired Professor of Archaeology, Karnatak University.

The mega mausoleums and charming  Chattris (cenotaphs) did have a predecessor in megalithic sites strewn all over the world. Megalithic culture whose remnants in the form of neatly arranged stone slabs encapsulating a burial site is a fascinating insight into a time and culture of which little is known and a lot is speculated. Though there is no consensus on the dates but evidences and a few radiocarbon dates reveal that this culture arrived in the country much later than it did in Europe. Stonehedge was built roughly 5000 years ago !

The term Megalith is derived from two Greek words ‘Mega’ meaning huge and ‘Lithos’ meaning stone. ‘Megalithic Culture’ is an intriguing subject of study in the Archaeological field. In India, majority of the…

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Posted August 5, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

Vesara Temple Architecture – Origin and Evolution : A Photo Journey   Leave a comment

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Posted August 1, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

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Ereya was a small boy when his father Kirtivarman- II died and his uncle Mangalesa ascended the Chalukya throne as regent. As the boy came of age so did his uncle’s greed for power and he decided to declare his son as his heir apparent showing Ereya the door. The young prince sought shelter in Bana territory (present day Kolar) and formed his own small army that went on to defeat his uncle. Ereya ascended throne taking the name Pulakesin -II and the title Chalukya Parameshwara. Thus began the golden period of the Chalukyan dynasty.

Chalukyas are one of the first dynasties of the upper Dravida Desha and known as the real builders of Karnata / Kuntala desa (present day Karnataka) region. The scion of the dynasty launched his political career sometime in the 5th century CE from a small territory around the Bijapur town. This region lay north of Banavasi (of the Kadambas) and was a…

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Posted August 1, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels