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Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted)
Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted)
For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation).

A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, or analogous rites. A ‘’templum’’ constituted a sacred precinct as defined by a priest, or augur. It has the same root as the word “ template,’’ a plan in preparation of the building that was marked out on the ground by the augur. Though a templum, technically speaking, is not a “house of the gods” but a diagram that for the Romans linked the geometries of heaven and earth, it was also indicative of a dwelling place of a god or gods. This tradition, of course, dates back to prehistoric times. For the ancient Egyptians, the word pr could refer not only to a house, but also to a sacred structure since it was believed that the gods resided in houses.[1] The word ‘temple’ (which dates to about the 6th century BCE), despite the specific set of meanings associated with the religion of the ancient Rome, has now become quite widely used to describe a house of worship for any number of religions and is even used for time periods prior to the Romans. Stated differently, temple was once a species of sacred structures; today it is, in the English language, often used as a genus. Image File history File links Hephaistos. ... Image File history File links Hephaistos. ... The Temple of Hephaestus, Athens: eastern face. ... The uncompleted Doric temple at Segesta, Sicily, has been waiting for finishing of its surfaces since 430–420 BC The Doric order was one of the three orders or organizational systems of Ancient Greek or classical architecture; the other two orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian. ... The Greeks began to build monumental temples in the first half of the 8th century BC. The temples of Hera at Samos and of Poseidon at Isthmia were among the first erected. ... Nickname: City of Athena or Cradle of Democracy Location of the city of Athens (red dot) within the Prefecture of Athens and Periphery of Attica Coordinates: Country Greece Peripheries Attica Prefecture Athens Founded circa 2000 BC Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis Area    - City 38. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 490s BC 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC - 440s BC - 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 454 BC 453 BC 452 BC 451 BC 450 BC 449 BC 448 BC 447 BC 446... Look up temple in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The Temple of Vesta, near the Teatro di Marcello (a Greek-style Roman temple) Pagan history and architecture Originally in Roman paganism, a templum was not (necessarily) a cultic building but any ritually marked observation site for natural henomena belived to allow predictions, such as the flight of birds (see... The Augur was a priest or official in ancient Rome. ... Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ... Map of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt was the civilization of the Nile Valley between about 3000 BC and the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. As a civilization based on irrigation it is the quintessential example of an hydraulic empire. ... Area under Roman control  Roman Republic  Roman Empire  Western Empire  Eastern Empire Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a city-state founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Worship usually refers to specific acts of religious praise, honour, or devotion, typically directed to a supernatural being such as a god or goddess. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... For other uses of the word, please see Genus (disambiguation). ...

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Roman Temples

The rituals that located and sited the temple were performed by an augur through the observation of the flight of birds or other natural phenomenon. Roman temples usually faced east or toward the rising sun, but the specifics of the orientation are not often know today; there are also notable exceptions, such as the Pantheon which faces north. In ancient Rome, only the native deities of Roman mythology had a templum; any equivalent structure for a foreign deity was called a fanum. The Temple of Hercules Victor, near the Teatro di Marcello in Rome (a Greek-style Roman temple) // Pagan history and architecture Originally in Roman paganism, a templum was not (necessarily) a cultic building but any ritually marked observation site for natural phenomena believed to allow predictions, such as the flight... The Augur was a priest or official in ancient Rome. ... Pantheon may refer to: Buildings: Pantheon, Rome, a temple built in 125 AD to all Roman gods, now a Christian church. ... Area under Roman control  Roman Republic  Roman Empire  Western Empire  Eastern Empire Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a city-state founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... The Temple of Vesta, near the Teatro di Marcello (a Greek-style Roman temple) Pagan history and architecture Originally in Roman paganism, a templum was not (necessarily) a cultic building but any ritually marked observation site for natural henomena belived to allow predictions, such as the flight of birds (see...


Greek Temples

Though today we call most Greek religious buildings "temples," the ancient Greeks would have referred to a temenos, or sacred precinct. Its sacredness, often connected with a holy grove, was more important than the building itself, as it contained the open air altar on which the sacrifices were made. The building which housed the cult statue in its naos was originally a rather simple structure, but by the middle of the 6th century BCE had become increasingly elaborate. Greek temple architecture, where the classical orders were developed, had a profound influence on Western architectural traditions. The Greeks began to build monumental temples in the first half of the 8th century BC. The temples of Hera at Samos and of Poseidon at Isthmia were among the first erected. ... Greek Temenos ([1], from the Greek verb to cut) (plural = temene) is a piece of land cut off and assigned as an official domain, especially to kings and chiefs, or a piece of land marked off from common uses and dedicated to a god, a sanctuary, holy grove or holy... Look up Altar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sacrifice is the practice of offering food, or the lives of animals or people to the gods, as an act of propitiation or worship. ... Naos (nay-os, from the Greek ναύσ ship, also known as Suhail Hadar, Zeta Puppis or ζ Puppis), a white supergiant in the constellation of Puppis, is one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way, in terms of absolute magnitude. ... A refined canonic version of the Orders engraved for the Encyclopédie, vol. ...


The Christian Tradition

Since a temple, in its traditional sense is viewed as a dwelling place of a god or gods and was in the days of early Christianity associated with the pagans, the word is rarely used in the mainstream of the Christian tradition where God is not believed to live in a church but is defined as omnipresent. The principal words for Christian architecture are: basilica, cathedral and church. In the Eastern Orthodox Church the use of the word temple normative, but in English the term church is often substituted. For example Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade, Serbia. Beginning in the late eighteenth century, after the Enlightenment, some Protestant denominations in France and elsewhere began to use the word "temple" to distinguish these spaces from a Catholic church. Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8:6). ... St. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... St. ... The Eastern Orthodox Church is a Christian body that views itself as the historical continuation of the original Christian community established by Jesus and the Twelve Apostles, preserving the traditions of the early church unchanged, accepting the canonicity of the first seven ecumenical councils held between the 4th and the... The (Orthodox) Temple of Saint Sava (Serbian: Храм Светог Саве) in Belgrade, Serbia is the largest Orthodox Church Temple currently in use. ... Belgrade (Serbian: Београд or Beograd  ) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. ... Anthem: Capital (and largest city)  Belgrade Official languages Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - President Boris Tadić  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment    - Formation 8th century   - Independence c. ... Look up Enlightenment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Masonic temples

Freemasonry is a fraternal organization with its origins in the eighteenth century whose membership is held together by a shared set of moral and metaphysical ideals. The buildings that they meet in are usually called lodges, but are sometimes referred to as temples, as for example with the Masonic Temple (Toronto). The Masonic Square and Compasses. ... A fraternal organization, sometimes also known as a fraternity, is an organization that represents the relationship between its members as akin to brotherhood. ... Metaphysical may refer to: Metaphysics, a branch of philosophy dealing with the ultimate nature of reality; or The Metaphysical poets, a poetic school from seventeenth century England who correspond with baroque period in European literature. ... The CTV Temple The Masonic Temple also known as the CTV Temple, is a four storey building located in Toronto on the north-west corner of Davenport Avenue and Yonge Street. ...


Jewish synagogues and temples

In Judaism, the ancient Hebrew texts refer not to temples, the word having not existed yet, but to a "sanctuary", "palace" or "hall". The Greek word synagogue became current during Hellenistic times and remained the convention until the middle of the nineteenth century when the word ‘temple’ began to be used, especially in Reform judaism, as in Temple Emanu-El, or the Temple Beth-El. The word referred not to Roman temples, but to the Temple of Solomon. Orthodox Judaism considers this inappropriate as it does not consider synagogues a replacement for the Temple in Jerusalem. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is the site where the First Temple of Solomon and the Second Temple were built. At the center of the structure was the Holy of Holies where only the high priest could enter. The Temple Mount is now the site of the Islamic mosque, the Dome of the Rock (c. 690). A synagogue (from Greek synagoge place of assembly literally meeting, assembly,) is a Jewish house of prayer and study. ... A synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת ; beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: שול, shul; Ladino אסנוגה esnoga) is a Jewish place of religious worship. ... The term Hellenistic (established by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen) in the history of the ancient world is used to refer to the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks, however scattered geographically, to a culture dominated by Greek-speakers of whatever ethnicity, and from the political dominance... Reform Judaism can refer to (1) the largest stream of Judaism in America and its sibling movements in other countries, (2) a branch of Judaism in the United Kingdom, and (3) the historical predecessor of the American movement that originated in 19th-century Germany. ... There are many Jewish temples that go by the name Beth-El (sometimes written as Beth El), meaning house of God. Some notable Temples Beth-El in the United States include: Temple Beth-El (Birmingham, Alabama) Temple Beth-El (Charlotte, North Carolina) Temple Beth-El (Pensacola, Florida) Temple Beth-El... Solomons Temple was the first Jewish temple in Jerusalem which functioned as a religious focal point for worship and the sacrifices known as the korbanot in ancient Judaism. ... The Temple Mount as it appears today. ... Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim) (Standard) Yerushalayim or Yerushalaim Arabic commonly القـُدْس (Al-Quds); officially in Israel أورشليم القدس (Urshalim-Al-Quds) Name Meaning Hebrew: (see below), Arabic: The Holiness Government City District Jerusalem Population 724,000 (2006) Jurisdiction 123,000 dunams (123 km²) Mayor Uri Lupolianski Web Address www. ... Solomons Temple was the first Jewish temple in Jerusalem which functioned as a religious focal point for worship and the sacrifices known as the korbanot in ancient Judaism. ... A stone (2. ... It has been suggested that Kadosh Kadoshim be merged into this article or section. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( â–¶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... The Dome of the Rock in the center of the Noble Sanctuary The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة, translit. ...


Temples in the Church of Christ

In 1832 the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith, Jr., reported receiving a revelation to restore the practice of temple worship, in a "house of the Lord". The Kirtland Temple was the first temple of the Latter Day Saint movement and the only one completed in Smith's lifetime, although the Nauvoo Temple was partially complete at the time of his death. The schisms steming from a succession crisis have led to differing views about the role and use of temples between various groups with competing succession claims. Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Revelation is an uncovering or disclosure via communication from the divine of something that has been partially or wholly hidden or unknown. ... In the Latter Day Saint movement, the Restoration was a period in its early history during which a number of events occurred that were understood to be necessary to restore the early Christian church as demonstrated in the New Testament, and to prepare the earth for the Second Coming of... The Salt Lake Temple, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the best-known Mormon temple. ... The Kirtland Temple is a registered National Historic Landmark in Kirtland, Ohio, USA, on the eastern edge of the Cleveland metropolitan area. ... The Latter Day Saint movement is a religious movement which began in the early 19th century and is generally considered to be founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... See also: Nauvoo Illinois Temple for the article on the temple rebuilt on the site with the same external look. ... Main article: Joseph Smith, Jr. ... The word schism (IPA: or ), from the Greek σχίσμα, skhísma (from σχίζω, skhízō, to split), means a division or a split, usually in an organization or a movement. ... The Succession Crisis in the Latter Day Saint movement occurred after the violent death of the movements founder, Joseph Smith, Jr. ...


Successor organizations

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a prolific builder of "Latter-day Saint" or "Mormon" temples. Currently there are 124 operating temples, 6 under construction, and 5 announced (not yet under construction). Latter-day Saint temples are reserved for performing special ordinances, and are distinct from meetinghouses where weekly worship services are held. The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the most-recognized architectural symbol of Mormonism For other uses, see Mormon (disambiguation). ... In Mormonism, an ordinance is a religious ritual of special significance, often involving a covenant with God. ... In Mormonism, worship services include weekly services, held on Sundays (or Saturday when local custom or law prohibits Sunday worship), in neighborhood based religious units. ...


Various other Latter Day Saint denominations also have temples. An example is the Independence Temple at Independence, Missouri that was built by the Community of Christ by then church prophet-president Wallace B. Smith. The Community of Christ also currently owns the original Kirtland Temple, which it operates as a historic site. The term Latter Day Saint most commonly refers to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which, its members believe, was founded under the direction of Jesus Christ by the prophet Joseph Smith in 1830. ... Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994 The Independence Temple is a house of worship and education dedicated to the pursuit of peace, reconciliation, and healing of the spirit. It dominates the skyline of Independence, Missouri, USA, headquarters of the Community of Christ. ... Independence is a city in Missouri, in the Kansas City metropolitan area. ... Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994 RLDS redirects here. ... The Community of Christ First Presidency or First Presidency is the highest leadership or priesthood quorum of the Community of Christ church. ... Wallace B. Smith (born 1929) was Prophet and President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now Community of Christ), from 1978–1996. ...


Temple as Metaphor

The word, temple, in metaphorical usage in English-translation, Christian sacred texts, is sometimes evoked to refer to an inner unpolluted self, synonymous with Godhead. Two examples in the New Testament are: 1)the story of the merchants being driven out of the temple by Jesus - representing the necessity for transcending the ego's merchandising of self through doing/getting, and 2) description of the rending of the veil covering the temple (in advance of his resurrection/rebirth as the Christ) at the death of Jesus, representing clarity of vision and enlightenment.


Temples and non-Western architecture

Though the word ‘’temple’’ is used broadly, one should use it with discretion in the context of non-Western religions. A mosque for example, should never be called a temple. Convention allows the use of temple in the following cases: The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...

Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine at the Temple Mount with 4 entrances in the cardinal directions, stands on the site of the First and Second Jewish Temples in Jerusalem, Israel.
Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine at the Temple Mount with 4 entrances in the cardinal directions, stands on the site of the First and Second Jewish Temples in Jerusalem, Israel.
The Angkor Wat Hindu temple in Cambodia, with the entrance facing west, is the largest temple in the world (early 12th century).
The Angkor Wat Hindu temple in Cambodia, with the entrance facing west, is the largest temple in the world (early 12th century).
Longshan Temple in Taipei City with the entrance facing west; an example of architecture with southern Chinese influences commonly seen in older buildings in Taiwan (1738).
Longshan Temple in Taipei City with the entrance facing west; an example of architecture with southern Chinese influences commonly seen in older buildings in Taiwan (1738).
The Ecclesia, the Rosicrucian Healing Temple with the entrance facing east, Oceanside, California, United States, 1920; it's a solar temple dedicated to the coming Age of Aquarius.
The Ecclesia, the Rosicrucian Healing Temple with the entrance facing east, Oceanside, California, United States, 1920; it's a solar temple dedicated to the coming Age of Aquarius.

The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location. ... Stupa at Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent, Asia and increasingly in the Western World. ... WaT (Wentz and Teppei) is a Japanese pop duo, composed of singer/songwriters Eiji Wentz and Teppei Koike. ... A pagoda at Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia A pagoda is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with multiple eaves common in China, Japan, Korea, and other parts of Asia. ... // A Hindu temple is a house of worship for the followers of Hinduism. ... KOIL or KOVIL This is a Tamil word meaning temple. Etymologically, it is made up of two words, KO and IL. Ko means king and il means home. ... The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... The Gopuram of temples, in south India, are adorned with colourful icons depicting a particular story surrounding the temples deity. ... // A Hindu temple is a house of worship for the followers of Hinduism. ... Zoroastrianism was adapted from an earlier, polytheistic faith by Zarathushtra (Zoroaster) in Persia very roughly around 1000 BC (although, in the absence of written records, some scholars estimates are as late as 600 BC). ... The Yazd Atash Behram A Fire Temple (also Dar-e Mihr in Persian در مهر, or Atash Kadeh آتشکده in Iran, Agiary in India, and various names in North America) is a place of worship for Zoroastrians. ... A Sikh (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent of Sikhism. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ... Jinja may be: Jinja, a city in Uganda close to the source of the Nile River Jinja, the district in Uganda named after the above city Jinja, a Shinto shrine Jinja, a Template engine This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Seat of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, Israel, governing body of the Baháís The Baháí Faith is a religion founded by Baháulláh in 19th century Persia. ... There are currently seven Baháí Houses of Worship around the world, although Baháí communities own many properties where they plan for Houses of Worship to be constructed as the Baháí community grows and develops. ... Let me know if you want to use it, and credit by Wayne McLean (Jgritz) File links The following pages link to this file: Dome of the Rock User:Jgritz/photos Image:Dome of the rock distance. ... Let me know if you want to use it, and credit by Wayne McLean (Jgritz) File links The following pages link to this file: Dome of the Rock User:Jgritz/photos Image:Dome of the rock distance. ... The Dome of the Rock in the center of the Noble Sanctuary The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة, translit. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( â–¶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... The Temple Mount as it appears today. ... Solomons Temple was the first Jewish temple in Jerusalem which functioned as a religious focal point for worship and the sacrifices known as the korbanot in ancient Judaism. ... A stone (2. ... The Temple in Jerusalem or the Holy Temple (Hebrew: בית המקדש, transliterated Bet HaMikdash) was the primary resting place of the Gods presence (shechina) in the physical world according to classical Judaism. ... Jerusalem (Modern Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushaláyim, Biblical and trad. ... Image File history File links Angkor_wat_temple. ... Image File history File links Angkor_wat_temple. ... Aerial view of Angkor Wat The main entrance to the temple proper, seen from the eastern end of the Naga causeway Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 612 KB) ç°¡è¿° Lungshan temple Taipei Taiwan 台灣台北市萬華區 龍山寺 Feb. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 612 KB) ç°¡è¿° Lungshan temple Taipei Taiwan 台灣台北市萬華區 龍山寺 Feb. ... Longshan Temple at Wanhua, Taipei Longshan Temple (龍山寺) is the name of at least five famous temples in Taiwan: Wanhua, Taipei City. ... Alternative meaning: Taipei County City nickname: the City of Azaleas Capital District Xinyi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ... Image File history File links The Ecclesia Spiritual Healing Temple of The Rosicrucian Fellowship at Mount Ecclesia, Oceanside, California (USA). ... Image File history File links The Ecclesia Spiritual Healing Temple of The Rosicrucian Fellowship at Mount Ecclesia, Oceanside, California (USA). ... The Ecclesia Healing Temple at Mount Ecclesia Mount Ecclesia is a picturesque spot of nature grounds in Oceanside, California (southern California) and the location of the international headquarters of a fraternal and service organization called The Rosicrucian Fellowship. ... The Temple of the Rose Cross, Teophilus Schweighardt Constantiens, 1618. ... Website: http://www. ... The Age of Aquarius (starting around the 27th century) is one of the twelve astrological ages. ...

See also

List of ancient temple structures: Abu Simbel Acropolis, Athens Aedicula Angkor Wat Architecture of Cambodia Ggantija Hoysala architecture Pantheon Parthenon Olympeion Ramesseum Temple of Artemis Temple of Kom Ombo Tikal, Guatemala See also: List of buildings, World Heritage Sites, Temple (Roman), Temple (Greek) Categories: Places of worship ... The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location. ... A Hindu temple is called Mandir or Kovil . ... The Salt Lake Temple, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the best-known Mormon temple. ... The Nauvoo Temple was built in 1846, destroyed and rebuilt in 2002 Map of the world showing the geographic location of each LDS temple. ... There are many Masonic temples around the world known simply by the name Masonic Temple. ...

List of religious temples

In Republic of China ( Taiwan ) for non-Buddhist worship: Motto: Three Principles of the People (三民主義 San-min Chu-i) Anthem: National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei (de facto)  Nanking (de jure)1  Largest city Taipei Official languages Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  - President Chen Shui-bian  - Vice President Annette Lu  - Premier Su Tseng-chang...

In China: Longshan Temple at Wanhua, Taipei Longshan Temple (龍山寺) is the name of at least five famous temples in Taiwan: Wanhua, Taipei City. ... In Greek mythology, Xanthos (yellow) was an alternate spelling for Xanthus. ... The Greeks began to build monumental temples in the first half of the 8th century BC. The temples of Hera at Samos and of Poseidon at Isthmia were among the first erected. ... Meenakshi temple A different view of the Meenakshi temple The Meenakshi temple is a Hindu temple in the Tamil Nadu city of Madurai. ... Madurai   (மதுைர in Tamil; IPA: ) is a city[] and a municipal corporation with a population of more than 0. ... In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: , Bengali: ) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess, also identified with Parvati. ... In Hinduism, Parashurama (axe-wielding Rama) is the sixth avatar of Vishnu, and a son of Jamadagni. ...

In Japan: The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (Traditional Chinese: 天壇; Simplified Chinese: 天坛; Pinyin: Tiān Tán) is situated in south eastern urban Beijing, in Xuanwu District. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...

  • Hōryū-ji
  • Kihryuzan Senjo-ji temple
  • Sensō-ji
  • Ryōan-ji

In the United States: Horyu-ji. ... Sensō-ji (金龍山浅草寺, Kinryū-zan Sensōji) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taitō Ward, Tokyo. ... Ryōan-ji dry garden San-mon gate to the temple Ryōan-ji (jp: 竜安寺 or 龍安寺), The Temple of the Peaceful Dragon is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. ...

In Mexico: Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994 The Independence Temple is a house of worship and education dedicated to the pursuit of peace, reconciliation, and healing of the spirit. It dominates the skyline of Independence, Missouri, USA, headquarters of the Community of Christ. ... The Detroit Masonic Temple stands at 500 Temple Avenue in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple in Washington, D.C., which serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. (Officially, Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, Washington D.C., U.S.A... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece of the 10 acre (40,000 m²) Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... See also: Nauvoo Illinois Temple for the article on the temple rebuilt on the site with the same external look. ... The Washington Temple of the LDS Church The Washington D.C. Temple is the 18th constructed and 16th operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. ... The Ecclesia Healing Temple at Mount Ecclesia Mount Ecclesia is a picturesque spot of nature grounds in Oceanside, California (southern California) and the location of the international headquarters of a fraternal and service organization called The Rosicrucian Fellowship. ...

Temples in India :
Krishna Temple ,Udupi
Durga Parameshwari Temple , Talapady Guadalajara Jalisco La Luz del Mundo Sede International is a church in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. ... IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS TO DAKSHINA KANNADA (AND MANGALORE) AREA: PLEASE NOTE THAT MANGALORE AND THE NEARBY AREAS IN THE DISTRICT OF DAKSHINA KANNADA ARE PRONE TO MOB VIOLENCE BETWEEN HINDUS AND MOSLEMS [1]. EXTREMIST ORGANISATIONS LIKE SIMI AND BAJRANG DAL ARE ACTIVE IN THE AREA, ACCORDING TO THE HOME... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Additional reading

Hani, Jean, Le symbolisme du temple chrétien, G. Trédaniel (editor); [2. éd.] edition (1978), 207 p., ISBN 2-85707-030-6


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