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If you want to see a grand and spectacular temple, perched on a hill top then it's Jatoli Shiv temple. Jatoli gets its name from the long Jata (hair) that Lord Shiva has. Considered as Asia's highest Shiv temple, it is an architectural marvel.
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Jatoli Shiva Temple is one of the famous holy destinations of Solan, HP.
Multiple fables and stories are associated with the history of Jatoli Shiva Temple. It's one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva where an ancient linga is also placed since a long time.
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The Chennakeshava Temple is a 12th-century temple in the Hassan dist of Karnataka. It was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 CE, on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur. The temple was built over three generations and took 103 years to finish.
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History is alluring. It teaches us about culture, people and traditions of an era gone by. In our southern parts, the Chola Empire ruled for centuries. They gifted a major chunk of history to us by building some of the most magnificent temples of all times.
The Chola Temples were constructed between 11th and 12th century. The three temples built by the Chola kingdom are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and are labelled as, "Great Living Chola Temples".
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The Brihadesvara Temple.
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Bhubaneshwar literally means ‘Lord of the Earth’ and it denotes Shiva who is the main deity of the Lingaraj temple, the biggest and most revered temple of this city. Lingaraja, literally means the king of Lingam, the iconic form or Shiva.
Lord Shiva was originally worshipped as Kirtivasa and later as Harihara and is commonly referred as Tribhuvaneshwara, the master of three worlds.
His consort is called Bhuvaneshvari. This city forms one node of the Golden Triangle with Puri and Konark being the other two.
It is also called the ‘Temple City of India’ with some of the finest examples of the Kalinga style of architecture. The magnificent Lingaraj temple was built during the 12-13th Century CE. The temple is a one among the oldest structures of India, around 1000 years old.
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Ellora is a sacred site in Maharastra. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and is celebrated for its Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples and monuments which were carved from the local cliff rock in the 6th to 8th century CE.
The most spectacular example is the 8th century CE Kailasa temple which, at 32 metres high, is the largest rock-cut monument in the world. Located in the Sahyadri hills near Aurangabad, Ellora is the most important second wave site of ancient rock-cut architecture in India.
Each year the Ellora caves attract large crowds of religious pilgrims and tourists. The annual Ellora Festival of Classical Dance and Music is held there in the third week of March.
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We visit different countries to see broken, damaged historical monuments and boast about them after return. But we hardly visit the historical places in our own country or talk about the Architectural monuments and their History.
The profusion of temple architectural styles in India is awe inspiring. Take for instance, the Hoysala era temples. Some of the most magnificent specimens of South temples are those attributed to the Hoysala dynasty of Karnataka.
The Hoysalas built over 1500 temples throughout their empire. Today, however, only a little over a hundred of these monuments survive. The artistic achievement of the Hoysalas is also marked by the intricate decorations that cover the exterior walls of numerous temples.
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