A temple or mandir is a structure designed to bring human beings and gods
together, using .... Ancient builders of Hindu temples created manuals of
architecture, called Vastu-Sastra (literally, scie...
In Hinduism, there is no church as we are not Christians. Instead we have a
Temple, where there are statues of our Gods that we pray for. Hindus worship in ...
A feature of most temples is the presence of murtis of the Hindu deity to whom the
temple is dedicated. They are usually dedicated to one primary deity, called ...
A Hindu leader may be called by a number of different titles, such as Swami,
Guru, Shankaracharya, ... What are some words of welcome for church visitors?
May 5, 2015 ... The same reason we call ourselves "Man" instead of "Dog". The people who
created English words were responsible for this.
The primary focus of Hindu temples is the worship ritual called puja (see p. 39).
Puja is a ceremony in which the ringing of bells, passing of flames, presenting of
Hindus perform puja in a temple using images of a deity called murtis, prayers to
the deity called mantras and a depiction of the universe called yantras.
A pandit or priest may be called upon in smaller temples, to prepare food
offerings or prasadam for Hindu worship services, which are then distributed to
Sep 4, 2015 ... Hindu architecture evolved over the centuries from simple rock-cut cave ... The
Hindu temple (mandir) is laid out according to the eight cardinal directions, and
.... Kanchipuram (sometimes simply called Kanchi or Kanci) is an ...
All aspects of the Hindu temple focus on the goal of enlightenment and ... And all
of these are determined by ancient texts called shastras compiled by the priests ...