Copycats are praised and originals being ignored.We have known this for a long time that credit for designing the Parliament House of India is in the name of two bristish architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. We praise the west for their architecture and designs but we ignore the real orginal work which lies in plain sight in India itself.
We think that the Parliamnet House is an original architecture but in reality it is just a copy or replica of an Indian temple dedicated to Godess Durga named Chausath Yogini Temple. There is not one but four Chausath Yogini Temple, 2 in Odisha and 2 in Madhya Pradesh. Only one is in good condition i.e. the one in Muraena, Madhya Pradesh. This temple has 64 chambers and each chamber having different form of Goddess Durga.
We have been prasing the copycats for so long due to lack of information and never preserved and valued our own heritage. This must change and we must protect and spread awareness about our own rich culture and immensely beautiful architectures.