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India's vast historical, cultural, and geographical diversity are reflected in its architecture. The ancient Indus Valley Civilization, which flourished around 2500 BCE, is represented by the way in which it combines tradition, innovation, spirituality, and aesthetics. The Mauryan, Gupta, and Mughal empires, among others, contributed greatly to the development of architectural styles in India. A variety of regional architectural styles have benefited greatly from regional diversity. The Dravidian architecture of South India, the Indo-Aryan architecture of the North, the Mughal architecture of the Indo-Gangetic plains, and the Rajasthani architecture of the western desert regions are some notable examples. Along with it, India's many different religions all left their imprint by building temples, mosques, cathedrals, stupas, and gurdwaras with distinctive architectural features. These structures frequently serve as significant cultural landmarks and pilgrimage locations. Indian architecture places a strong emphasis on the utilization of space, light, and symbolism to create a pleasing and spiritually resonant setting. This emphasis is shown in the exquisite carvings, elaborate facades, domes, arches, and application of complicated mathematical principles, such as the golden ratio. Planning and building design have been significantly influenced by the idea of Vāstuśāstra.

Traditional and cutting-edge design elements are dynamically blending in Indian modern architecture. Modern technology and eco-friendly methods are being used by architects as they design buildings that meet contemporary aesthetic and functional requirements. With a geographical diversity that reflects the nation's varied culture, Indian architecture is a tapestry of history, spirituality, and creativity. It keeps changing, embracing the difficulties and possibilities of the contemporary world while keeping a strong link to its rich history. In this concept note, the main characteristics of Indian architecture are discussed, along with how important they continue to be in preserving India's cultural heritage and built environment.

The XVIth Volume will be brought out as Vāstudyāviśeṣāṁkaḥ ( Special Issue Vāstudyā). Papers having deliberations on the topics with contextual relevance will find place in the journal. Manuscript should be sent to An abstract in English not exceeding 150 words must be sent alongwith the paper. It will be published in September, 2024. Papers will be accepted from 1st January 31st March, 2024. Late submission of manuscripts will not be accepted. The writer must send the author’s declaration form which is available in the journal website alongwith the manuscript. Articles will be accepted if only  written as per the given guidelines. 

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