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Indian Architecture means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Bharatiya vastu-sastra (History)

Indian Architecture.—The history of Indian civilization, its origin etc. still baffles us. The finds at Mohenjo-daro and Harrapa cannot be regarded as non-Indian, A very advanced state of architectural objects unearthed there consequently cannot be disregarded of their historical value. Rigvedic allusions and references to a very advanced state of architecture also cannot be called imaginary. [...] A scientific approach in relation to an architectural study must not be based solely on archaeological evidences. The literary evidences must have an equal importance in reconstructing our past history despite the absence of any archaeological evidence. Architecture as mirrored in the hymns of the Rigveda is a pointer. There are innumerable references in Rigveda which indicate a very advanced architecture of the day.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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