vakibs
Hi

I have recently been interested in the philosophical and cosmological meanings behind Hindu temple architecture. Broadly, the evolution of these designs has started from the Vedic yantras, then graduated to the Buddhist stupas, and finally produced the devalayas of today..

Apparently, the Hindu temples (and Buddhist stupas, and also the modern Buddhist temples of Japan, Thailand etc..) are supposed to be a symbolic representation of the Meru mountain.

I have once taken a temple architecture course in the university and learnt about the various parts of the temple, but at that time, I was not interested in the philosophical aspects and didn't pay attention. I haven't taken notes carefully, and now I am living abroad, away from India. Can somebody please suggest me an online reference for Hindu temple architecture. The easier to read, the better for me
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forgiven
God tells us that our human body is the temple of God, because the Holy Spirit of God lives within us after we are "born-again."
"Don't you know that YOU are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God lives in you?" [1 Corinthians 16:3, New Testament, Holy Bible]
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vakibs
Yes indeed.And the human body has 5 koshas that form the layers of the Meru mountain. Salvation lies at the summit.
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