Temples of India
As it's a widely known phenomenon, India has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Often quoted term 'unity in diversity' may be trite but it's true in Indian context. It's variety may not be observed just in its food, lifestyle, tradition and culture but also in the architecture of its holy places. Here follows a brief description of some major temples in India.
Designed in an Indo-Aryan style, this is actually a complex of 20 temples. Each one of this temple has its own distinct plan and style. Constructed by Chandelas, the shrines have been divided into three groups - the eastern, western and southern.
Set amidst the majestic Greater Himalayas, Badrinath is one of the four Dhams of Hindus. Described as a 'supreme place of pilgrimage', it homes the famous temple of Shri Badri Vishal.
Having the distinction of being the only Brahma temple in India , this monument was built during 14th century. The holy shrine is located in Pushkar in Rajasthan. It's fitted with marble steps and silver coins embedded on its floor.
Built by Jain followers, these temples represent the highest virtue of Jainism - non-violence. All the prayer houses here are looked upon as a way to attain a moral destiny.