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Sanchi Gupta Temple

The beginning of Temple Architecture in India is marked by The Gupta temples at Sanchi. Sanchi thus reflects the religious and architectural heritage of India. The three layers of the Sanchi hill are referred to as shelves are distinguished as the crowning shelf, intermediate shelf and lower shelf. The Gupta Temple adorns the intermediate layer. Make sure to visit this Gupta temple No.17 which has stood the test of time.

History of Gupta Temple :

The Gupta Temple which dates back to the 5th century A.D. (The Gupta Age) has earned for itself the prestigious epithet of Golden Age. The remarkable progress made by India during the reign of the Guptas in the field of architecture can be very beautifully seen. They are credited with stepping in a new era in the field of Temple Architecture . The Gupta Temple No.17 is emblematic of the resurgence of structural activity in Sanchi. It has made a prominent place for itself in history because it marks the genesis of temple Architecture in India.

Description of Gupta Temple Sanchi:

Sir John Marshall was highly impressed by the striking simplicity of Gupta Temple and deemed it as one of the most logically designed structures in Indian Architecture. It incarnated all the precepts that were considered important in the construction of an Indian temple. This elegant temple has a simple flat roofed chamber and a pillared porch at the entrance. There is a lot of restraint in its embellishment.