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.
Ancient Virupaksha Temple at Hampi
The Virupaksha Temple is one of the most stunning landmarks in India and the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi. Temple is noted for its architecture and has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dating back 1,300 years, the magnificent structure...
The pyramidal Ras Mancha Temple
RasMancha is a pyramid like building located at Bishnupur, West Bengal, India.The name Rasmancha implies ‘a stage for dances’. The massive building was built in between the years of 1557 – 1600 A.D. by Malla King, Vir Hambir to celebrate...