This ClipArt gallery offers 70 illustrations of India, including architecture, religion, cities, and scenes of everyday life.

A water vessel from Peshawur.

Aftaba

A water vessel from Peshawur.

Group of animals gathered at a water trough.

Animals

Group of animals gathered at a water trough.

A Bidree Hooka from India.

Bidree Hooka

A Bidree Hooka from India.

Birman Temples and war-boats.

Birman Temples

Birman Temples and war-boats.

Coin of Brindaban, a town in Northwest India.

Brindaban

Coin of Brindaban, a town in Northwest India.

Calcutta - Bazaar on the Chitpore Road.

Calcutta

Calcutta - Bazaar on the Chitpore Road.

The Brahmin cave-temples are, as a rule, open in front, and are sometimes connected with an independent structure hewn out of the solid rock.A, Entrance; B, Rock-Temple; C, Small shrine.

Cave-Temple of Dumas-Syna at Ellora

The Brahmin cave-temples are, as a rule, open in front, and are sometimes connected with an independent…

Climbing perch, a type of bony fish found around India.

Climbing Perch

Climbing perch, a type of bony fish found around India.

"Dagoba from Ceylon." —D'Anvers, 1895

Dagoba

"Dagoba from Ceylon." —D'Anvers, 1895

The temples of Ellora is an archeological site that was found in Aurangabad, India. It was built by the Rashtrakuta Dynasty that ruled parts of India during the 6th and 10th century. The temples consist of caves that were carved out of the Charanandri Hills.

Temples of Ellora

The temples of Ellora is an archeological site that was found in Aurangabad, India. It was built by…

India Envelope (1 anna) from 1878-1879

India Envelope, 1 Anna, 1878-1879

India Envelope (1 anna) from 1878-1879

India Envelope (1 anna) from 1884

India Envelope, 1 Anna, 1884

India Envelope (1 anna) from 1884

The obverse and reverse sides of the fanam, a small silver coin used in Madras, India.

Obverse and Reverse Sides of Fanam of Madras

The obverse and reverse sides of the fanam, a small silver coin used in Madras, India.

"In India, a path of descent, landing-place, or stairway to a river, generally having at the summit a temple, pagoda, or place of rest and recreation. Ghats about especially along the Ganges, the most important being at Benares." -Whitney, 1911

Ghoosla Ghat in Benares

"In India, a path of descent, landing-place, or stairway to a river, generally having at the summit…

The most imposing and original of all Indian domes are those of the Jumma Musjid and of the Tomb of Mahmûd, both at Bijapur. Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah (1627-1657) of the Adil Shahi dynasty of Indian sultans, who ruled the Sultanate of Bijapur from 1490 to 1686. The structure consists of a massive square chamber measuring nearly 50 m (160 ft) on each side and covered by a huge dome 37.9 m (124 ft) in diameter making it the second largest pre-modern dome in the entire world (after the dome of Hagia Sophia and Pantheon).

Gol Gumbaz (Section)

The most imposing and original of all Indian domes are those of the Jumma Musjid and of the Tomb of…

"The ghats, or landing places that line the banks of the rivers of Northern India, are often of great architectural merit." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Ghat, Goosla

"The ghats, or landing places that line the banks of the rivers of Northern India, are often of great…

The Grand Mosque in the city of Delhi.

Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque in the city of Delhi.

A rose-water sprinkler.

Gulab-pash

A rose-water sprinkler.

A water vessel from Jhelum.

Gunga Sagar

A water vessel from Jhelum.

A native of India.

Indian

A native of India.

Indigo factory at Allahabad, India.

Indigo factory

Indigo factory at Allahabad, India.

Jain caves reveal specific dimensions of Jain philosophy and tradition. They reflect a strict sense of asceticism &ndash; they are not relatively large as compared to others, but they present exceptionally detailed art works. The most remarkable Jain shrines are the <em>Chhota Kailash</em> (cave 30), the <em>Indra Sabha</em> (cave 32) and the <em>Jagannath Sabha</em> (cave 33). The <em>Indra Sabha</em> is a two storeyed shrine with a very fine carving of the lotus flower on the ceiling. In another cave, an imposing image of Ambika, the Yakshi (dedicated attendant deity) of Neminatha is found seated on her lion under a mango tree, laden with fruits. All other Jain caves are also characterized by intricate detailing. Many of the structures had rich paintings in the ceilings - fragments of which are still visible.

Interior of Indra Sabha at Ellora

Jain caves reveal specific dimensions of Jain philosophy and tradition. They reflect a strict sense…

Kailash Temple, also Kailasanatha Temple or Kylas Temple, is one of the 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, that were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff in the complex located at Ellora, Maharashtra, India, and represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. It was carved out of one single rock. The Kailash Temple is notable for its vertical excavation — carvers started at the top of the original rock, and excavated downward, exhuming the temple out of the existing rock. The traditional methods were rigidly followed by the master architect which could not have been achieved by excavating from the front.

Kailash Temple

Kailash Temple, also Kailasanatha Temple or Kylas Temple, is one of the 34 monasteries and temples,…

Kutab-Minar near Delhi

Kutab-Minar

Kutab-Minar near Delhi

A water vessel from Hindus.

Lota

A water vessel from Hindus.

Mahratta warriors was masters of guerrilla warfare. They defended the Maratha Empire from the Mughal emperor.

Mahrattas

Mahratta warriors was masters of guerrilla warfare. They defended the Maratha Empire from the Mughal…

"Observatory at Delhi."

Ancient Indian observatory

"Observatory at Delhi."

India Official Stamp (3 pies) from 1890-1891

India, Three Pies Official Stamp, 1890-1891

India Official Stamp (3 pies) from 1890-1891

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs and terminate above in the from of a cupola. Rows of small cupolas stand out from the roofs of the stages. The walls of these stages are covered in a bewildering way with pilasters and niches, with intricately cut cornices, with varied intersecting mouldings, and with manifold and fantastic embellishments and carvings.

Pagoda

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs…

Nothing reliable can by adduced concerning the age of the existing structural temples of India, which are called pagodas, from the word bhagarati, <em>i.e.</em> sacred house. They belong to both antiquity and modern times. Some of these pagodas are wonderfully large and magnificent. The consist of one or more quadrangular courts with towers at the corners, surrounded by a wall (a). Large pyramids (b) rising in stages cover the entrance, behind which extend colonnades.

Ground Plan of the Pagoda at Chillimbaram

Nothing reliable can by adduced concerning the age of the existing structural temples of India, which…

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs and terminate above in the from of a cupola. The pillars, which are round or octagonal, resemble the columnar structure of the rock temples, and are richly ornamented in every part. The inner spaces are low and dark, but the cupolas are high and narrow.

Pagoda Column

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs…

Nothing reliable can by adduced concerning the age of the existing structural temples of India, which are called pagodas, from the word bhagarati, <em>i.e.</em> sacred house. They belong to both antiquity and modern times. Some of these pagodas are wonderfully large and magnificent. The consist of one or more quadrangular courts with towers at the corners, surrounded by a wall. Large pyramids rising in stages cover the entrance (shown here), behind which extend colonnades.

Entrance to a Pagoda

Nothing reliable can by adduced concerning the age of the existing structural temples of India, which…

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs and terminate above in the from of a cupola. Rows of small cupolas stand out from the roofs of the stages. The walls of these stages are covered in a bewildering way with pilasters and niches, with intricately cut cornices, with varied intersecting mouldings, and with manifold and fantastic embellishments and carvings.

Pagoda Moulding

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs…

A Parsi, sometimes spelled Parsee, is a member of a Zoroastrian community based primarily in the Indian subcontinent. All Parsis outside of India identify either India or Pakistan as their home country or country of ancestral origin. Parsis are descended from Persian Zoroastrians who emigrated to the Indian subcontinent over 1,000 years ago.

A Parsi of Bombay

A Parsi, sometimes spelled Parsee, is a member of a Zoroastrian community based primarily in the Indian…

A money of account and a copper coin. Equal to three foourths of the United States cent at the time.

Half Pice

A money of account and a copper coin. Equal to three foourths of the United States cent at the time.

A money of account and a copper coin. Equal to three foourths of the United States cent at the time.

Half Pice

A money of account and a copper coin. Equal to three foourths of the United States cent at the time.

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs and terminate above in the from of a cupola. Rows of small cupolas stand out from the roofs of the stages. The walls of these stages are covered in a bewildering way with pilasters and niches, with intricately cut cornices, with varied intersecting mouldings, and with manifold and fantastic embellishments and carvings.

Pilaster, Temple of Chillimbaram

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs…

"Pillar in Hindu temple." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Pillar

"Pillar in Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

Jain caves reveal specific dimensions of Jain philosophy and tradition. They reflect a strict sense of asceticism &ndash; they are not relatively large as compared to others, but they present exceptionally detailed art works. The most remarkable Jain shrines are the <em>Chhota Kailash</em> (cave 30), the <em>Indra Sabha</em> (cave 32) and the <em>Jagannath Sabha</em> (cave 33). The <em>Indra Sabha</em> is a two storeyed shrine with a very fine carving of the lotus flower on the ceiling. In another cave, an imposing image of Ambika, the Yakshi (dedicated attendant deity) of Neminatha is found seated on her lion under a mango tree, laden with fruits. All other Jain caves are also characterized by intricate detailing. Many of the structures had rich paintings in the ceilings - fragments of which are still visible.

Indian Pillar at Ellora

Jain caves reveal specific dimensions of Jain philosophy and tradition. They reflect a strict sense…

Jain caves reveal specific dimensions of Jain philosophy and tradition. They reflect a strict sense of asceticism &ndash; they are not relatively large as compared to others, but they present exceptionally detailed art works. The most remarkable Jain shrines are the <em>Chhota Kailash</em> (cave 30), the <em>Indra Sabha</em> (cave 32) and the <em>Jagannath Sabha</em> (cave 33). The <em>Indra Sabha</em> is a two storeyed shrine with a very fine carving of the lotus flower on the ceiling. In another cave, an imposing image of Ambika, the Yakshi (dedicated attendant deity) of Neminatha is found seated on her lion under a mango tree, laden with fruits. All other Jain caves are also characterized by intricate detailing. Many of the structures had rich paintings in the ceilings - fragments of which are still visible.

Indian Pillar from the Rock Temple of Parasona Rama at Ellora

Jain caves reveal specific dimensions of Jain philosophy and tradition. They reflect a strict sense…

A pillar is similar to a column which is a vertical support structure in architecture, but the base section is any shape but circular. Tschultri, or choultry, is a resting place for visitors where rooms and food are provided by a charitable institution for nominal rates. Some were guest-houses where accommodation is free of charge. Choultries were famous in Colonial India. It was an Hindu-Caravanserai or a Colonnade. It was a typical ancient Indian type of hotel.

Pillar in Trimal Naik's Tschultri

A pillar is similar to a column which is a vertical support structure in architecture, but the base…

Unlike Chinese tea making methods (which involve plucking only three leaves), Indian methods are shown to pluck up to six leaves.

plucked leaves (six)

Unlike Chinese tea making methods (which involve plucking only three leaves), Indian methods are shown…

"Gopura, or gate pyramid to a Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

Gate pyramid

"Gopura, or gate pyramid to a Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

India Registration Envelope (2 annas) from 1888

India Registration Envelope, Two Annas, 1888

India Registration Envelope (2 annas) from 1888

The front of a common currency of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Rupee

The front of a common currency of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The back of a common currency of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Rupee

The back of a common currency of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Coat of Arms, India

The Great Seal of India

Coat of Arms, India

"The pagoda forms a very prominent feature in the architecture of Further India. A specimen of the Burmese style of temples is presented in the Shoemadoo." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Pagoda, Shoemadoo

"The pagoda forms a very prominent feature in the architecture of Further India. A specimen of the Burmese…

Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire.

India Stamp (4 annas) from 1854

India, Four Annas Stamp, 1854

India Stamp (4 annas) from 1854

India Stamp (1 anna) from 1884

India, One Anna Stamp, 1884

India Stamp (1 anna) from 1884

India Stamp (12 annas) from 1876

India, Twelve Annas Stamp, 1876

India Stamp (12 annas) from 1876

India Stamp (value unknown) from 1880

India, Unknown Value Stamp, 1880

India Stamp (value unknown) from 1880

India Stamp (value unknown) from 1881

India, Unknown Value Stamp, 1881

India Stamp (value unknown) from 1881

India Stamp (value unknown) from 1887

India, Unknown Value Stamp, 1887

India Stamp (value unknown) from 1887

India Stamp (value unknown) from 1888

India, Unknown Value Stamp, 1888

India Stamp (value unknown) from 1888

Portuguese Indies Stamp (1-1/2 reis) from 1882

Portuguese Indies 1-1/2 Reis Stamp, 1882

Portuguese Indies Stamp (1-1/2 reis) from 1882

Star of India

Star of India

Star of India

A stupa (from Sanskrit and P&#257;li: literally meaning &quot;heap&quot;) is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, once thought to be places of Buddhist worship, typically the remains of a Buddha or saint.

Stupa or Tope

A stupa (from Sanskrit and Pāli: literally meaning "heap") is a mound-like structure…

The Sumaree Temple in Benares, India is an example of Sanskrit architecture.

Sumaree Temple

The Sumaree Temple in Benares, India is an example of Sanskrit architecture.