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Unformatted text preview: the world. One group of monuments that caught my attention were The Pandava (Five) Raths in Mahamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India. What I found captivating about these sets of shrines were that each of the five shrines were of a different type as if to show the development of the southern Indian style architecture from past to present. Starting from the right, one can see the most simple design of the Durga shrine. As you move to the left, each shrine grows increasingly complex as towers are added and more levels appear. The Dharmaraja Rath shows the full development and is the most complex of the five shrines as it has three levels and also includes buildings and lookout posts....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course INTL 10 taught by Professor Lee during the Summer '10 term at DeAnza College.
- Summer '10