Region and Empire

Many monuments of our country has a mixture of different architectural style.

They are the combination of various foreign and Indian styles.

For eg. the Taj Mahal is an example of mughal architecture, with Indo-Islamic designs.

The style of various monuments is also inspired by the architectural style of different regions or empires too.

The ideas were shared across regions, and the tradition of one region was adopted by others.

Adaptation of Architectural Styles

Vijayanagara is an example where ideas of one region was adopted by another.

The elephant stables of the rulers were influenced by the style of architecture from Bijapur and Golconda.

Another example is the temples in Vrindavan, near Mathura.

The architectural style of these temples was similar to the Mughal palaces in Fatehpur Sikri.

Mughal rulers were skilled in adapting regional architectural styles while constructing their own buildings.

A roof resembling to a thatched hut, known as ‘Bangla’ was developed by the local rulers of Bengal.

The Mughals liked this Bangla style so much that they started using it in their architecture.

Even, Akbar was influenced by the architectural style of different regions.

In his capital at Fatehpur Sikri, many buildings display the architectural style borrowed from Gujarat and Malwa.

The architectural style developed under the Mughals were used and adapted by other rulers.

The large empires that brought different regions under their rule helped in the mixed of these architectural styles.

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During 18th century, the ideas were shared across the regions and the tradition of one region was adopted by others.

In Vijayanagara the elephant stables of the rulers were strongly influenced by the architecture of Bijapur and Golconda.

The architectural style of the temples at Vrindavan near Mathura were similar to the mughals palaces in Fatehpur Sikri.

The Mughals liked the Bangla style of architecture so much that they started using it in their architecture.

In Akbar’s capital at Fatehpur Sikri, many buildings have the architectural styles from Gujarat and Malwa.

The architectural style developed under Mughals were used and adapted by other rulers as well.

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