- MAKARA SANKRANTI
Makara Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms. It is a harvest festival. Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Jan'15 .Read More
- THAI PONGAL
Thai Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamil people at the end of the harvest season. Pongal is a four day festival which usually takes place from January 13 to 16 in the Gregorian calendar i.e., the last day of the Tamil month Maargazhi to the third day of Tamil month Thai. Jan'15.Read More
- VASANT PANCHAMI
Vasant Panchami,sometimes referred to as Saraswati Puja, Shree Panchami, or the Basant Festival of Kites is a Sikh and Hindu festival held on the fifth day of Magha (in early February) marking the start of spring and the Holi season. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi. Jan'15.Read More
- MAHA SHIVARATRI
Maha Shivratri (the 'Great Night of Shiva') is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to Parvati.In Nepal, millions of Hindus attend Shivaratri together from different part of the world at the famous Pashupatinath Temple. Feb'15.Read More
- Parthasarathy Temple
King Sumathirajan a devotee of Lord Vishnu, had the desire t,..Read More
- Sankara Narayana Swamy Temple
Once upon a time, a deva called Manikeerivan was cursed by G,..Read More
- Harsiddhi Temple
Harsiddhi Temple is a Famous Temple in India. According to m,..Read More
- Amba Devi Temple
Shri Amba Devi temple is situated at the heart of the city o,..Read More
All Indian temples are constructed on similar basis and have broadly similar outlines, however there are different styles of architecture found in temples in India.
The Nagara architecture
These are commonly found in North Indian temples
Nagara architecture features an Indian temple which has a basic square shape with projections from each side of the square resembling a cruciform and has a number of angles.
The Shikara or tower resembles a beehive sometimes and inclines gradually inwards in a convex curve with a Amalika on the top. The vertical lines are emphasized in the Nagara architecture. An example of the Nagara architecture is found in the famous Indian temple Kandariya Mahadev at Khajuraho.
A temple in India is a place where the devotee can meet a representation of the Lord , pray and ask for blessings. A devotee may also celebrate music and dance and festivals in the temple. It is also a place for meditation and spiritual connect. Temples are places where Puja is performed. Hindu temples depict Good, Evil and Man. Hindu temples were initially built in Kshetras or holy places and near Thirtas or holy water bodies.
Temples in India may be simple like a small house or grand like a palace. The simple and small temples are built around shrines and are places where the common man goes for regular prayer and spiritual connect. The large and grand temple complexes were monuments built by kings honouring a deity , displaying intricate architecture. These became centres of commerce and religion.