The Oldest Temple in India

Sanchi Stupa
Sanchi Stupa : The oldest stone structure the "Great Sanchi Stupa" of 3rd Century BCE is considered as traditionally constructed by the royal leader Ashoka the Great. The semi-circular block construction in the heart is naught but the remainder of the Buddha, considered was crowned by the chatra, a parasol resembling structure signifying its untouched status of far above the ground. A finest pillar that smoothly polished by the sandstone was rigid. The striking temple is sited in the Sanchi town of Madhya Pradesh, placed 46 km absent from the Bhopal on Raisen District. According to the legends and researched done by the archeologist, the temple overstated as vandalized in the 2nd century BCE measured as "Sunga period" where the figure of the dharma (the Wheel of the Law) in the structural design signified that Sunga ruler had rebuilt it . The gateways design dignified that the temple was once more rebuilt and colored in the Satavahana Period. Later in the Gupta Dynasty the temple was modernize as a Buddhist first temple in 12th Century AD where in 1881 the treasure hunters originate the location yet again and afterward, in 1988 the temple considered as UNESCO world Heritage Sites.

Virupaksha Temple
Virupaksha Temple : The tourist destination as well as the holy visit place, the festival attraction locale, the Virupaksha Temple is one of the most oldest and indispensable temple stands next to the Tungabhadra river in Hampi, south bank.

The temple for the Lord Shiva is famous as the most sacred place since myths. The holy place is celebrated for its unhurt and continual sacred action since the very beginning in the 7th Century AD. Over the centuries, the holy place steadily prolonged into an extensive compound where the compounds have lots of sub shrines, pillared hallways, ensign posts and so on where its retreating superstructure is finished with brick and field gun with extraordinarily stunning stucco exterior on the first layer. The major temple within the compound faced the east side and has two large courts and its prominent characteristic of this square is the central pillared hall known as the Ranga Mandapa which was further added to the temple multifaceted in 1510 AD by Krishadeva Raya.
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1: Wow, unbelievable. All this history and very few of us know. Not talked about in many circles. Hopefully I will visit each one of them in my lifetime as a respect to our people past who left these for us.
These mighty structures have stood the test of times but hoping have not been neglected by the past few generations.
Posted by: Chandan - 30 Jun, 2014