Culture – White marble in Indian Architecture

Usage of white marble as part of religious and secular architecture has spread across various religious faiths and architectures in India. Some of them are:

  1. Jainism:
    • The Jain temple complex at Delwara, Rajasthan – built by the Solangis.
    • The Jain temple complex at Palitana, Gujarat
  2. Buddhism:
    • Amaravati school of art where the extensive usage of white marble in Ayakapatas (white marble slabs).
  3. Islam:
    • Tombs
      • Humayun’s tomb – the double dome
      • Itmat Ud Daulah’s tomb
      • Taj Mahal
    • Minars
      • The top floor of Qutub Minar
  4. Bahai Faith:
    • The lotus temple
  5. Parsee:
    • Fire temples – Udvada fire temple
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