PLURALISTIC CULTURE OF INDIA
Photographs by Benoy K Behl
|Ashoka’s Edict, 3rd century BCE, Mount Girnar, Gujarat.||Barabar Caves, 3rd century BC, Bihar.||Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya.|
|Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath, Near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.||Gilded Statue of the Parinirvana, Kushinagara, Uttar Pradesh.||Stupa Site, Harwan, near Srinagar, 4th century AD, Kashmir.|
|Remains of the Nalanda Monastic University, Bihar.||
The Buddha, Sculpture of the Gupta period, 5th century AD. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi), Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh.
|Nashik caves, 2nd century AD, Maharashtra.|
|Prince Visvantara and Madri, Cave 17, c. 5th Century AD, Mural Painting, Ajanta, Maharashtra.||Kashmiri Temple, Mural, c. 12th century AD, Alchi, Ladakh,||Basgo Buddha, 16th century AD, Ladakh.|
|Magical Dance of Liberation, Masked monastic dance of the Lamas, Ladakh.||Buddhist Caves, Ellora, Maharashtra.||Hindu Cave 16, Ellora, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.|
|Shore Temple, Mamallapuram, c. early 8th century, Tamil Nadu.||Sun Temple, Konarak, Puri, 13th century, Orissa.||Stone Ratha, Vitthala Temple, Hampi, Karnataka.|
|Venugopala, Mural, Mattancheri Palace, 16th century, Kochi, Kerala.||Badami Caves, Karnataka.||Pattadakal Temples, 8th century, Karnataka.|
|Vishnu Anantasayna, Vishnu Temple, 6th century, Deogarh, Uttar Pradesh.||Shiva Temple, Pandrethan, 8th-9th century, Near Srinagar, Kashmir.||Apsaras, Brhadisvara temple, 1000 AD, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.|
|Gomatesvara, Shravanabelagola, 10th century, Karnataka.||Ambika, Cave 32, 9th-10th century, Ellora, Maharashtra.||Temple City, Palitana, Gujarat.|
Hindu Deities, Adinatha Jaina Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
|Interior, Adinatha Temple, 15th century, Ranakpur, Rajasthan.||Basilica where the Apostle Thomas landed in India in 52 AD Kondangulur, Kerala.|
|The Se Cathedral by Moonlight, 17th century, Goa.||Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Goa.||The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa.|
|Relics of St. Francis Xavier, Goa.||Midnight Mass.||St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa, 17th century.|
|Mural, Convent of Santa Monica, Goa.||St. Mary’s Cathedral, 19th century, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.||Stained Glass Windows, St. Michael's Cathedral, Shimla.|
|Stained Glass Windows, St. Michael's Cathedral, Shimla.||Angels, Church Ritual Cart, Avoor, Tamil Nadu.||
Second oldest Mosque in the world. Cheraman Perumal Mosque, made in 629 AD Kondangulur, Kerala.
|Sikandra, Near Agra, 17th century, Uttar Pradesh.||Taj Mahal, Agra, 17th century, Uttar Pradesh.||Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur, 17th century, Karnataka.|
|Ibrahim Rauza Complex, Bijapur, 17th century, Karnataka.||Jami Masjid, Champaner, 15th century, Gujarat.||
Tomb of Sultan Muhammad Begarha, 16th century, Sarkhej, Gujarat.
|Ziarat of Shah Hamadan, Srinagar, Kashmir.||Shri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab.||
Gurudwara Baoli Sahib, Govindwal District, 16th century, Punjab.
|Sikh Teacher, Mural, Krishan Temple, Kishankot, Gurdaspur District, Punjab.||Aryan Tribes in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir state.||Jewish Synagogue, Kochi, 16th century, Kerala.|
|The Ohel-David Synagogue, Pune.||Navjyote Ceremony of the Parsis, Mumbai.|