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.
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.
The Temple town of Maluti
There is temple, after temple, after temple. Some still standing, their exquisite terracotta designs preserved for centuries, others in varying stages of decay and mostly in ruins.
The Crumbling Ruins Of Kakanmath Temple
Kakanmath Temple is one of the prominent Shiva temples located near the village of Sihonia in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. Although in ruins today, the temple is notable for its amazing sculptural wealth.
Daitya Sudan Temple: Attempt Of Conversion To Mosque
Daitya Sudan Temple is a Vishnu temple dated to the Chalukya Dynasty which ruled Central and Southern India between the 6th and 12th centuries.
The Meenakshi Temple of Madurai
The Meenakshi Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples located in the holy city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The temple has 14...
The Rock Cut Temples of Masroor
The temple standing magnificently on a hill crescent is a unique example of monolithic temples in the sub Himalayan region. The entire complex contains about 15 sikhara temples and a rectangular water tank
10 Most Amazing Hindu Temples in the World
A Hindu temple is a place of worship for followers of Hinduism. It can be a separate structure or a part of a building. A feature of most temples is the presence of murtis of the Hindu deity to whom...
Chausath Yogini Temple of Mitawali – A striking similarity to the Indian Parliament House
Rich cultural heritage has blessed India with numerous places worth visiting. Many of these are lying hidden in little-known towns and villages, which even many of the tourist circles, at times have no clue about. Whenever you come across such...
The Thousand Pillar Temple at Warangal
The Thousand Pillar Temple is a historic temple located in the town of Hanamakonda, Telangana State, India. It stands out to be a masterpiece and achieved major heights in terms of architectural skills by the ancient Kakatiya.
Bateshwar – An Archaeological Site Consisting Of 200 Ancient Temples
Bateshwar is not home to only a solitary temple but the temples here form a giant jigsaw puzzle with its pieces scattered over 10 acres of a hill slope.