Dravidian art was the name given to the architecture of Vijayanagara, although it also contained certain unique features. Discuss. Skip to main content


The philosophy of life of Swami Dayanand Saraswati is expressed through the principles and actions of the Arya Samaj. Clarify.

INTRODUCTION The rise and development of nationalism in India in general arose due to colonial rule. For example, the establishment of new institutions, new employment opportunities, and excessive use of resources In other words, nationalism in India emerged through some colonial policies as well as as a reaction against some colonial policies. But after studying the different circumstances, it can be logically said that the emergence of nationalism in India was not just a single cause but a composite reflection of various factors. BODY Swami Dayanand believed that the essence of the Arya Samaj, if not far beyond the religious periphery, was to say that the purpose of one's life should be to work for the physical, social, and spiritual welfare of the people. He gave more importance to mass upliftment than individual upliftment. He said that social welfare and collective upliftment are possible only when one has a sense of service and sacrifice. Swami Dayanand opposed the outwa

Dravidian art was the name given to the architecture of Vijayanagara, although it also contained certain unique features. Discuss.


The Vijayanagar Empire has been the nourishing ingredient of the art of every prakajya. There was significant development during this regime in all fields of music, literature and architecture. Though counted under Dravidian art, it can be said that Vijayanagar has added many new elements to the architecture of the temple.

 A new mandap came up in The Vijayanagar round, which is called kalyana mandap.

Several tributary temples were also added to the main temples, which are called Amman Shirin.

The pillars used in the temples of Vijayanagar were the qualities of music, so they were also called pillars of music such as the pillars of the Vijay Vitthal temple.

In  order to increase the size of the construction area and  make it possible to build  a large auditorium,  a large number of pillars were used.  The construction of a mandapa with thousands of pillars was an ideal form of Vijayanagar temple art.

These pillars depict donated kings, queens and imaginary animals of different sizes.

The architecture  was decorated and  the pillars were erected in such a way that they looked imaginary. The secular buildings have Indo-Islamic characteristics, such as the construction of dome and lotus.


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