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In India porches and verandahs are popular elements of secular as well as religious architecture. In the Hindu temple the mandapa is a porch-like structure through the gopuram (ornate gateway) and leading to the temple. It is used for religious dancing and music and is part of the basic temple compound. Examples of Indian buildings with porches include:

  • Kailash Temple
  • Cooch Behar Palace
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Chennakesava Temple at Somanathapura
  • Hoysaleswara Temple
  • Dholpur House

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