Indo-Thai Historical and Cultural Linkages – The heritage parks of Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet

Remains of Brahmanical Sites and Artefacts Of the three Historical Parks situated not far from each other, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet and Si Satchanalai have been declared Heritage Park have Brahmanical sites and the Brahmanical artefacts discovered from areas around them which are now housed in the Museums there and the National Museum, Bangkok. As many as fourteen images of Hindu gods like […]

The Sacred Temple Architecture of India

Temple architecture in India can be traced back over 3000 years, from the early cave temples of Aihole and Ellora to the modern shrines in New Delhi like the Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple Complex. India’s long history of temple construction has given rise to many styles of architecture, which each embody its design principles, symbolism, and cultural significance. Here, in this […]

The Purpose of Architecture: How It Shapes Society

How often do you notice the buildings around you? Do they catch your eye, or do you take them for granted? Architecture is an integral part of our lives, but most people never stop to think about what it means. These buildings aren’t just homes; they reflect who we are as individuals and as a society at large. In fact, architecture can […]

The Significance and Impact of Building Material on Architecture

Architecture plays a vital role in the development of society, shaping the way people live their lives by influencing the way they build their communities and interact with one another. The building material used in construction has an important impact on how buildings are designed, both structurally and aesthetically, which impacts how people use these buildings as well as how they look […]

The Five Essential Elements of Architecture

How can you define architecture? If you ask many architects, they might describe it in terms of style or purpose. But if you really want to get to the heart of what architecture is, you’ll need to look at its elements, the crucial components that make up every building and structure on earth (and beyond). These are the five essential elements of […]

Amaravati: An Architectural View

Introduction Amaravati is a great center of Buddhist architecture in Southern India from 200 B.C.E. to 4th century C.E. Buddhism was communicated to the people of the South by Ashoka’s zeal but it remained confined to the lower reaches of Krishna and Godavari rivers. Here we have both rock-cut and structural Buddhist sanctuaries. A few Buddhist sanctuaries in the South are a […]

Dimensions of Architecture in Social, Political & Economical Perspective

It is fortunate occasion to discuss new vistas of Art and Architecture, the theme is based on Dimensions of Architecture in Social, Political and Economical perspective. The era of Indologists like James Fergusson, Vincent Arthur Smith, Percy Brown etc. was descriptive, and the era of Scholars like Ernest Binfield Havell, Ananda Kentish Coomarswamy, Vasudeva Saran Agrawala, Stella Kramrisch was to understand the […]

The meaning of Emblem of the Indian Republic the Ashokan Pillar Capital of Sarnath

In the historical journey of India, Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty is the most shining icon to be credited with creating Indian History. The evergreen creeper of world-peace in the form of Buddhism, the fragrance of flowers of that still permeates the cultures of Japan, Myanmar, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, etc., prospered on the sturdy stem of his triumph of religio-cultural […]