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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HINDU TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION :


Hindus believe that their lives are merely stages in the progression to ultimate enlightenment. The temple is a place where God may be approached and where divine knowledge can be discovered. All aspects of the Hindu temple focus on the goal of enlightenment and liberation - the principles of design and construction, the forms of its architecture and decoration, and the rituals performed.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, literally ‘womb chamber’; and the tower build directly above the garbagriha.

The temple is build according to vasthu shastra after performing bhoomi pooja. A gopuram is built as a pyramidal structure above the sanctum sanctorum as scriptures suggest that a pyramidal structure has the maximum potency to absorb cosmic power.

The temples of Lord Shiva, Rama, Vishnu Sri Venkateswara, Sri Subrahmanyeswara, Vinayaka should be built in accordance with the rules laid down in the Agama Shastra keeping the Chakra to the place the status, to put Kumkuma and to offer the daily worship.

The measurements of a temple should be taken from the outer side of a temple. It is called "Veli Ayam". The measurement of a royal palace i.e. "Prakaara should be taken from the centre of a wall. The temples of Rama, Sri Venkateswara and Sri Subrahmanya should be built with Eastern, face

The temples of Shiva should be with western face. The Veeranjaneya temple should be of south face