Showing posts with label Madhya Pradesh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Madhya Pradesh. Show all posts

Hinduism - Wheer Is Malwa In India?

 


The Madhya Pradesh plateau is known by its traditional name, which is focused on the city of Ujjain, the state's historic capital.

The Malwa area was one of the hubs for the Rajasthani style of miniature painting in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

The Rajasthani style is distinguished by its flat perspective.

Bands of vibrant colors frequently act as a back drop to the artwork, giving it visual intensity.


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Hinduism - Where is Madhya Pradesh In India?

 

"Madhya Pradesh" means "middle state" in Hindi.

The modern Indian state is situated in the subcontinent's geographic center.

Madhya Pradesh was founded from the old Central Provinces, Berar State, and many princely kingdoms when India gained independence in 1947.

Large swaths of the state, notably in the Vindhya Mountain and Satpura ranges, are inaccessible and underdeveloped.

A substantial majority of adivasis (indigenous tribal people) live in Madhya Pradesh, and many of them are destitute.

The Chandella temples at Khajuraho and the caves at Udayagiri are two important archaeological sites in Madhya Pradesh.

The Narmada River, one of India's seven sacred rivers, and the holy city of Ujjain are sacred locations (tirthas).


For general information on Madhya Pradesh and other Indian states, see Christine Nivin & al., India. 8th ed., Lonely Planet, 1998.


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