Category: Temples

The temple is the focus for all aspects of everyday life in the Hindu community – religious, cultural, educational and social. It is a place where God may be approached and where divine knowledge can be discovered.

The earliest Hindu temples are dated to right after the Vedic period, which is roughly from 1500 to 500 BCE. Hindu temple architecture has evolved greatly in the last 2000 years, starting with cave temples, to monolithic rock-cut temples and freestanding structural temples made of stone.

3 Must-see Indian Temples

With its beautiful landscapes, fascinating history and first-class cuisine, India has something to offer just about everyone, making it the perfect destination for travellers. So if you’re itching for a get away from Mackay, but can’t decide where to go,...

/ 2019-09-13
Bagnath Temple

History Behind The Bagnath Temple

The Bagnath Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine situated in the Bageshwar city in the state of Uttrakhand

/ 2018-02-12
The Musical Pillars Of The Vittala Temple in Hampi

The Musical Pillars Of The Vittala Temple in Hampi

One of the notable features of the Vittala Temple is the musical pillars. When hit with sandalwood sticks, they produced rhythmic sounds close to the Saregama.

/ 2017-08-05
Entrance to the Mandapa, Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India

Sacred space and symbolic form at Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho

Lakshmana Temple is one of the three largest temples of Khajuraho and the Western Group and is considered to be the earliest (c. AD 954) to have been built by the Chandella rulers.

/ 2017-05-26
Air View of Kailash Temple, Ellora

30 mind-boggling images of the Kailasa Temple that prove ancient Indian had advanced technology

The enigmatic Kailasa Temple at the Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, India has fascinated researchers and tourists for centuries. It is a breathtaking construction that points out that thousands of years ago, ancient cultures were far more advanced than what mainstream...

/ 2017-04-21
Five Rathas, Mahabalipuram

Ancient Pancha Rathas Temple At Mahabalipuram

Panch Rathas is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram. The coastal city along the shores of Bay of Bengal was a major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom. It is currently one of the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites.

/ 2017-03-13
Sun Temples in India

Top 10 Sun Temples in India

The sun temples of India were dedicated to the Hindu deity Surya, with the most prominent being the Konark Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha. References to sun worship are found in the puranas.

/ 2017-02-18
Kailasa - Magnificent Indian Temple Carved from One Giant Rock

Kailasa – Magnificent Indian Temple Carved from One Giant Rock

The temple itself was built out of a single rock, 164 feet deep, 109 feet wide, and 98 feet high, making it ONE of the BIGGEST MONOLITHIC structures on the planet, carved out of a single rock.

/ 2017-02-17
Konarak Sun Temple

Beauty in ruins: The Sun Temple at Konark

The Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god. Shaped like a giant chariot, the temple is known for the exquisite stone carvings that cover the entire structure.

/ 2016-10-13
Pataleshwar cave temple

The Rock Cut Cave Temples Of Pataleshwar

Pataleshwar cave temple is one of the most popular rock- cut cave temples of India. This temple is a reminiscent of Ellora and was carved out of a single gigantic basalt rock during the Rashtrakuta dynasty in the 8th century.

/ 2016-08-20