Ganesh Temple at Tasgaon: Apotheosis of Maratha Temple Architecture

  title={Ganesh Temple at Tasgaon: Apotheosis of Maratha Temple Architecture},
  author={Ashutosh Sohoni},
  journal={South Asian Studies},
  pages={51 - 73}
Maratha temples, built between the mid-seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries in Maharashtra (Western India), were influenced by the preceding traditions of Hindu temple architecture of the Yadavas and the religious and secular buildings of Deccani Sultanates and Mughals. The Ganesh temple complex at Tasgaon in southwest Maharashtra is representative of the high point that the Maratha temple tradition had attained in the late-eighteenth century. The temple was constructed in a period that… Expand


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Octagonal tomb of Quli Qutb Shah at Hyderabad. Note the arched walls along the octagonal plan, turret-like elements along the parapet, and central dome. Courtesy of Riyaz Latif
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