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.