Category:Dravidian architecture

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English: Dravidian architecture was a style of primarily Chola dynasty architecture, that emerged thousands of years ago in the Indian subcontinent by the ancient Tamil people. They consist of pyramid shaped temples (Gopurams) which are dependent on intricate carved stone in order to create a step design consisting of many statues of deities, warriors, kings, and dancers. The majority of the existing buildings are located in the Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Karnataka. Various kingdoms and empires such as the Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyan, Chera, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara Empire amongst the many others have made a substantial contribution to the evolution of Dravidian architecture through the ages. Dravidian styled architecture can also be found in parts of Northeastern Sri Lanka, Maldives, and various parts of Southeast Asia.
Arquitectura dravídica (es); dravida építészet (hu); dravidiar arkitektura (eu); arquiteutura dravídica (ast); Seni bina Dravidia (ms); arquitectura dravidiana (ca); Arquitetura dravídica (pt); Arkitektura Dravidiane (sq); drávidská architektura (cs); 達羅毗荼式建築 (zh); dravida arkitekturo (eo); Δραβιδική αρχιτεκτονική (el); ドラヴィダ関連の建造物 (ja); дравидийская архитектура (ru); ద్రావిడ నిర్మాణం (te); สถาปัตยกรรมทราวิฑ (th); Dravidisk arkitektur (nn); אדריכלות דרווידית (he); द्रविड़ स्थापत्य शैली (hi); 達羅毗荼建築風格 (zh-hant); 达罗毗荼建筑 (zh-cn); ದ್ರಾವಿಡ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ (kn); ദ്രാവിഡ വാസ്തുവിദ്യ (ml); Dravidian architecture (en); عمارة درفيدية (ar); 达罗毗荼建筑 (zh-hans); திராவிடக் கட்டிடக்கலை (ta) архитектурный стиль Южной Индии (ru); Stili arkitekturor indiano-jugor (sq); architectural idiom that emerged in the Southern part of the Indian subcontinent or South India, consisting primarily of temples with pyramid shaped towers (en) 達羅毗荼建築 (zh-hant); 达罗毗荼建筑风格 (zh-cn); द्रविड़ शैली, द्रविड़ स्थापत्य, द्रविड़ स्थापत्यकला (hi); Arkitektura Dravide, Arkitektura Dravidike (sq); arkitektura dravidiko (eu); 达罗毗荼建筑风格 (zh-hans); 達羅毗荼建築, 达罗毗荼建筑, 达罗毗荼建筑风格 (zh)
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architectural idiom that emerged in the Southern part of the Indian subcontinent or South India, consisting primarily of temples with pyramid shaped towers
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