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Hindu Art by Mind Map: Hindu Art
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Hindu Art


The first known sculptures are from the Indus Valley civilization (3300–1700 BC)

Bronze, and Stone Materials

Not until about the 1st century did their sculptures depict realistic images.

Buddah was in human form until this time.

Dolls were made out of wood, and then painted to give a rich effect


Sex (sculptures)

These symbols were mainly part of nature worship., the sex sculptures are all seen outside the Hindu temple along with other sculptures depicting materialistic way of life.

To invite people into family and sex life these sculptures were created.

Kama (materialistic living which includes sex) is one among the four paths suggested in Hinduism to merge with Brahman or to escape from rebirth (Moksha). Many scholars think these sculptures were meant to explain the ‘Kama’ aspect to people.

Kamaustra Temple

Eveyone should aim for dharma, artha, Kama, Moksha. All of this was conveyed in art.

tiger=national animal, Pee Cock= National Bird, cow, elephants,


blue it was meant holy.

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Many temples had sculpture and paintings of three Gods: Shiva, Brama, And Vishnu.

Dedicated to Moksha ( Spiritual Salvation)

However it wasnt uncommon to find sculptures around the temples of the other three goals of life.



were two stories high

Made of brick

Flat roofs


Conisted of a; Inner Sanctum, the womb chamber, congregation hall, a porch,


Beads were made out of clay and glass

Wore earrings, Necklaces


Women wore lipstick

Wore a lot of jewelry

Third eye


Metal work



cooking supply, utensils, vases, pots, etc.

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