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Temples of Kashmir and the Western Himalayas


Temples of Kashmir and the Western Himalayas

Between the 7th and 13th centuries temple architecture in India falls largely under the categories of Nagara and Dravida.

The temples of Kashmir during this period, as surviving at sites such as Martand and Avantipur, follow a tradition of their own: their pent roof form is not unlike contemporary Phamsana shrines in western India, but their architectural details are descended from the architecture of the greater Gandharan region from the early centuries AD.

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