Hindu Temples and Places of Worship
The Temples constitute the heart of Hinduism. They are considered the abodes of God upon earth, little sanctuaries of divine light in the darkness of the mortal world. The Hindu temples in its construction, purpose and intent offers a grand spectacle of divine presence upon earth. The deities in Hindu temples are treated as if they are living and breathing entities and incarnations of God. From morning until the midnight they are served the ways the kings and emperors were served in the ancient past. Serving gods in temples is considered good karma. Devotees visit temples to communicate with gods and offer them their prayers. Hindu temples also serve as spiritual centers where discourses, bhajans and other religious programs regularly held to enlighten the masses and divert their attention from worldly matters to their deeper spiritual needs.
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