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Published on May 6, 2008

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Temples of India : Temples of India Presented By Anushree S. Agrawal STD-X-D, Roll No - 01 A Hindu temple (Sanskrit: mandira), is a house of worship for followers of Hinduism. : A Hindu temple (Sanskrit: mandira), is a house of worship for followers of Hinduism. Temples in India were regarded as sacred places or vital links that can connect finite man to infinite God. The temples are built on the principles of vastushastra, known as “Shilpa Shasthra”. The shilpa shasthra describe temple as a symbolic, miniature representation of the cosmos. A typical Hindu temple consists of the following major elements - an entrance, often with a porch; one or more attached or detached mandapas or halls; the inner sanctum called the garbagriha, and the tower build directly above the garbagriha. : Temples in India were regarded as sacred places or vital links that can connect finite man to infinite God. The temples are built on the principles of vastushastra, known as “Shilpa Shasthra”. The shilpa shasthra describe temple as a symbolic, miniature representation of the cosmos. A typical Hindu temple consists of the following major elements - an entrance, often with a porch; one or more attached or detached mandapas or halls; the inner sanctum called the garbagriha, and the tower build directly above the garbagriha. History of Temple in India : History of Temple in India Ancient Temples of India. Medieval Temples of India. Modern Temple of India. Hindu Pilgrimage of India. World Heritage Temple. Ancient Temples of India : Ancient Temples of India Ancient era was the witness when religious practices flourished the most and temples became the world's storehouse of knowledge and culture. The ancient temples are more than mere places of worship. These are sacred buildings of ultimate grace and eternal hapiness. Ancient Temples of India : Ancient Temples of India Lepakshi Temple-AnantapurAndhra Pradesh 1535 A.D / 16th Century Thousand Pillar Temple-WarangalAndhra Pradesh 1163 AD / 12th Century Bodhi Temple - GayaBihar 3rd Century B.C Dwarkadhish Temple-DwarkaGujarat Re-constructed in 15th / 16th century Maha Bodhi Temple - GayaBihar 5th or 6th Century Slide 7: The temples of the Medieval Era were varied architectural styles. The temples and the religious places built then were symbolic of the ruler and his richness and devotion. The seeds of experimentation in religious architecture were sown in medieval temples. Medieval Temples of India. Medieval Temples of India : Medieval Temples of India Chandi Devi Temple-HaridwarUttaranchal 1929 AD Ossian Temples - JodhpurRajasthan 1234 A.D. Siddhivinayak Temple - MumbaiMaharashtra 1801 Virupaksha Temple/ Pampapathi temple - HampiKarnataka Kali Temple - KolkataWest Bengal 1855 Slide 9: The modern temples in India is a fascinating story of technology meeting tradition. Result of meticulous urban planning and advanced level of learning, these are innovative in architectural styles and designs. Built in modern era, this behold the devotees just like ancient and medieval Hindu Temples. Modern Temples of India. Modern Temples of India : Modern Temples of India Akshar Dham - GandhinagarGujarat 1992 Lakshmi Narayan TempleDelhi - 1938 Birla Mandir - JaipurRajasthan 20 Century Lotus Temple - New DelhiDelhi 1986 Iskcon Temple - New DelhiDelhi - 1998 Slide 11: Abodes of lasting peace, there is mystery surrounding the Hindu Pilgrimage that has remained unsolved over years Hindu Pilgrimage of India Hindu Pilgrimage of India : Hindu Pilgrimage of India Jagannath Temple - PuriOrissa Amarnath Temple - PahalgamJammu & Kashmir Jhakhu Temple - ShimlaHimachal Pradesh Vaishno Devi Temple - JammuJammu & Kashmir Tirupati Temple - TirupatiAndhra Pradesh Slide 13: World Heritage Temples showcase India's heritage potential and rare artistic talent in the country. World Heritage Temple Slide 14: India has many splendid temples that have found a place in World Heritage list. These temples are cynosure of all for their marvellous architecture. These pronounce the age old customs and traditions of India. These include Sun Temple at Konark, Khajuraho Temples, Ajanta Caves, Brihadeswara Temple, and Sanchi Stupas. World Heritage Temple World Heritage Temple : World Heritage Temple Brihadeeshwara Temple ThanjavurTamil Nadu Sanchi Stupas Madhya Pradesh Khajuraho Temples - KhajurahoMadhya Pradesh Ajanta Caves – Aurangabad Maharasthra Sun Temple - KonarkOrissa Slide 16: Thank You

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