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Lakhnaut now an obscure ruin near Malda was once the head and cornerstone of an important school of architecture which came into prominence with the Pala and Sena dynasties The temples at Lakhnauti which was the capital of the Sena rulers were built of black basalt obtained from the neighboring Rajmahal hills These ornate structures were despoiled by the Muslims in 1197 and their remains were used to build a Muslim capital at Gaur From the sculptured stones incorporated in mosques it can be inferred that the temples of Varendra Northern Bengal were similar in many respects to the Manabodhi temple at Bodha Gaya From the carved stones built into the masonry of the mosque at Gaur and Pandua it is clear that under the Sena kings there flourished a school of plastic art which had few equals in excellence of design and execution The Adina mosque at Gaur also reveals that the masons of the Vishnu temples of the 11th and 12th centuries cemented layers of stones by means of molten metal It is said that the followers of Buddhist Hindu and Jain creeds thronged to this monument This is corroborated by the terra-cotta statues on the exterior faces of the terraces which depict in bas-relief the mythology and folk-lore associated with all three religions In contrast the Amiens Cathredal is the largest and most Classical of French cathedrals in Gothic eraThe nave was constructed threee meter higher than original plan so that the design of the west facade was changed Viollet-le-Duc Eugene Emmanuel 1814-79 arranged and repaired the gyrally over the rose window of west facade and the top of the north tower in 1849 onwardInside shows the sign of the new way of the matured Gothic design such as the triforium of the choir It was fitted by stained grasses and produced bright upper part of the elevation with clerestory as if it was two-story Originally the triforium of the nave was
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