THE EARLY TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE OF KAKATIYAS
K. Mehar Kumar ,Dr. K.Mrutyunjaya Rao
Academic Consultant , Dr. YSR Architecture and Fine Arts University
The Telangana region experienced a golden age during the reign of the Kakatiya dynasty, which ruled from 1083A.D. to 1323 AD for years of todayâ€™s Andhra Pradesh and most of Telangana. Rudrama Devi and Prataparudra II were outstanding rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty. The dynasty was weakened by Malik Kafurâ€™s offensive in 1309 A.D and disbanded after Mohammed Bin Tughlaqâ€™s army defeated Prataparudra in 1323A.D.. Firstly, study focusses on temple styles of a Kakatiya Dynasty in Telangana that includes architectural aspects, type of temple styles followed in Telangana. Secondly the study focusses on temple Architecture developments taken place during Kakatiya Dynasty in Telangana. The temples and portals of Kakatiya are excellent examples of the originality of architecture, structure and sculpture. All Kakatiya temples were dedicated to Shiva. By discussing of past era of Kakatiya Temple Architecture will get the Temples scenario took place in Telangana. This paper made an attempt is made to discuss about Temple Architecture styles built around Telangana under the Kakatiya rule.
Keywords: Chalukyas Architecture, Chandrasila, Upapitha Kakatiya, structure
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2021-07-06