Answer in Brief
What is the new form of construction that emerged during the Vijayanagara epoch?
- During the Vijayanagara epoch, a new form of construction emerged. It is the mandapam (pavilion) to where the gods are carried every year.
- Pillared outdoor mandapams are meant for public rituals with the ones in the east serving as the waiting room for devotees, which adorn the large temples.
- The kalyana mandapam at Kanchipuram (Varadaraja Perumal temple) and at Vellore (Jalagandeshwar temple) are notable examples.
Concept: Temples, Sculptures, and Painting in the Vijayanagara Epoch
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