Religious architecture is also known as saved architecture. Religious architecture is with the design and construction of religious or spiritual or worship places like church, temple, mosque. Religious architecture expresses religious beliefs, aesthetic choices, and economic and technological capacity of those who create or adapt it and thus places of worship show a great variety depending on time and place. In Hinduism, the temple is called as Mandir. Each mandir is dedicated to a specific Hindu God or goodness. Today, the temples in India have reminded us of our past and the architectural brilliance of craftsmen in those days. Brahadeshwara temple, Tanjore, TamilNadu. Kailasnath temple, Ellora. Chennakeshava temple, Karnataka was the temple named for its architecture.
Christianity is the third largest religion in India after Hinduism and Islam. Christian architecture refers to the buildings of churches. Christian architecture styles are not Gothic or Corinthian or Roman with a colonnade as is the case with many churches capturing the present trend to Indianise the church, in line with the Vatican II, it’s every part is native. Islamic architecture is the architecture of the Indian subcontinent produced by and for the Islamic patrons and purposes. An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by the order of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage. TheTaj Mahal was never a mosque, in fact, it wasn’t built by a Muslim but a Hinduin 17th century.