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Dashavatara Temple.—Some of the best examples of such structural stone temples are of the Gupta age like the Daśāvatāra Viṣṇu temple in Deogarh in Uttar Pradesh of the early 6th century (right), which is studded with intricate sculptures.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture (h)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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