Monuments are one of the major sources of history. Palaces, temples, forts, pillars, etc., are some examples of monuments
1. Monuments throw light on the then prevailing religious, technological, economic, scientific knowledge and creativity.
2. Golgumbuz at Vijayapura reveals the science and technical knowledge while the Elephanta, Ellora and Ajanta cave paintings finely exposes the beauty of art and sculpture during those times.
3. The evolution of the temple architecture in India can be understood from the temples of Aihole and Patadakallu. Srirangapatna fort depicts the achievements in the area of defence.
4. The importance given to education can be clearly understood from monuments in Nalanda and the architecture of Madarsas.
Thus, monuments helps in the understanding of the past.
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