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Group of monuments at Mahabalipuram - UNESCO World Heritage site.

The site was inscribed inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1984.

The monument complex on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located near Chennai. With approximately 40 sanctuaries, including the largest open-air rock relief in the world....
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Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to the god Shiva.

Rameshwaram Temple or Ramanathaswamy Temple is located on the Rameshwaram Island in Tamil Nadu.

Till the 10th century the Rameswaram temple was in the form of a small thatched shed, which was maintained under the governance of a saint. The temple and its structural constructions as...

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The Great Living Chola Temples - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987.

The Chola Dynasty, one of the longest ruling dynasties that ruled south India [9th to 13 century], is remembered for building temples with remarkable architecture among other things. Out of the many temples built during their rule, three of them stand out and today...
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Lord Shiva, the Natraj, performing Anand Tandava. .

Shiva is also known as Nataraj,  the “Lord of the Dance” [Sanskrit:  Nata = dance, and  Raja = king].  This image shows Shiva, the Nataraja,  performing Anand Tandava [Dance of Bliss].  However the image is popularly known as "Shiva Nataraja". Shiva Nataraja is an enchanting image, and can be...
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KOKOMO OPALESCENT GLASS: America's Oldest Art Glass Company

Art glass are fascinating! They sparkle and shine in rainbow colors. Art glass domes and windows have decorated the some of most beautiful buildings, churches and cathedrals. While photographing some landmark buildings in Chicago, I learnt that many of the decorative art glass were made in Kokomo, Indiana. Like the impressive ceiling at the Auditorium...

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INDIANA STATE HOUSE

The Indiana State House is the Indiana State Capitol building of the U.S. state of Indiana. It is located in the state capital Indianapolis at 200 West Washington Street. The building houses the Indiana General Assembly, the office of the Governor of Indiana, the Supreme Court of Indiana, and other state officials. It was Built in 1888, and is the fifth...
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Oliver P. Morton Monument

Oliver Perry Morton was the first Indiana native to be governor of Indiana. He was born in Salisbury, Indiana in Wayne County.

Artist: Austrian artist Rudolph Schwarz

Installed: 1907

Location: East side of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the intersection of North Capitol Avenue and West Market Street.

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