Early Chola Temples

by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam | 1960 | 105,501 words

This volume of Chola Temples covers Parantaka I to Rajaraja I in the timeframe A.D. 907-985. The Cholas of Southern India left a remarkable stamp in the history of Indian architecture and sculpture. Besides that, the Chola dynasty was a successful ruling dynasty even conquering overseas regions....

End of an Epoch

Temple building and its allied arts flourished under the Pallavas. Monolithic temples, the Rathas at Mamal-lapuram and structural stone temples adorned the land. Brick temples were rebuilt of stone. The Dharmaraja Ratha formed the model for the vimana of the shore temple at Mamallapuram and the Kailasanathar at Kan-chipuram in the days of Rajasimha alias Narasimha II.

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