Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)
Temples of Kashmir from medieval to modern period; History and Architectural style: A study
Author(s): Dr. Nazakat Hussain
Abstract: The Hindu Temple is a place where religious activities are performed. The Indian soil is dotted with an unmatched beauty and grandeur temples all around represent the evidences of architectural beauty, structural productivity and methodological skill of Indian artistry and master builders. This paper focused on the history, essential characters and constructional aspects of the temples of Kashmir. They were constructed by using the North Indian Nagar structural designs and building techniques which elaborate the Indian craftsmanship. Not only the common people indulged in erecting these aesthetic sacred monuments but the Emperors and Rulers were more zealous to construct or reconstruct it. During the medieval times the rulers showed less interest whereas, the Dogra Rajas made grants for temple’s contraction and renovation in Jammu as well as in Kashmir.