Deccan

Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

Reclining Buddha, Ajanta

Kempe Gowda's watchtower, Bangalore

Ibrahim Rouza, Bijapur

Devaraja Market, Mysore

Kakatiya ruins, Warangal

Kailash Temple, Ellora

Hidimba Temple, Chitradurga Fort

Bhoothnath Temple, Badami

Rajagiri Fort, Gingee

Bahubali monolith, Sravanabelgola

Chennakeshava Temple, Somnathpur

Mughal Pavilion, Daulatabad Fort

Krishna's Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram

Vittala Temple, Hampi

Diwan-i-Aam, Bidar

Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

The Promenade, Pondicherry

Virupaksha Temple, Lepakshi

Balaji Temple, Tirupati

Description

The Deccan comes from the Sanskrit dakshin, South, signifying the triangle shaped southern plateau, the most ancient land mass in India. The South of India developed its own unique culture, language and customs though practicing Hinduism in the same manner as the North. It still is the beating heart of Hinduism in its most ancient form as practised in the great temples of the deep south. The weltanschauung of South Indians is essentially the celebration of the eternal universe through the celebration of the beauty of the body, and motherhood, which is exemplified through their dance, clothing, and sculptures.