ART AND ARCHITECTURAL MAGNIFICENCE OF INDIA: ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL
An in-depth investigation reveals that Indian art and architectural concept are encompassing through Vastu, Shilpa and Chitra these three branches of Indian art forms have their codification in the guidebooks. That is designated as Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra or Chitra Sutra. Above concept not only deals with the science of architecture and sculpture as well as those with interlinked to painting. The critical study about Indian art and architecture is to digest this vast area gives an idea to develop a concept. Those are having ramifications into so many channels. Therefore, it becomes necessary to lay down scope of all these three main components with special references categories to many divisions and subdivisions. As its core culture the Hindu architecture, mainly temple architecture evokes from the grand rituals. Hindu Sculpture and Painting also owe their origin, development and emergences of their religion or else religious upsurges. Paintings like so many other arts are enumerated in the list of Chathusashti Kalas, may be an exception. As per Hindu outlook in practically all the spheres of arts and science was shaded by the basis of Foundation of Dharma. Even their material pursuits they have never forgotten the spirit. Accordingly, all religious scriptures like puranas, aganas, and tantaras is full of compensations on architecture, sculpture and painting.