Who has not felt, at some point of their life, an intense desire to connect with the Divine? In the push and pull of our daily life, there come many times when it seems that ‘the world is too much with us’, and we seek a space where we can reconnect with our deepest selves, rejuvenate and restore ourselves to plunge back into life. A temple is exactly this: a space for inviting the Cosmic energy into our life.
With the growth of communities around the temple, they also became a space for social and cultural exchange, as well as spiritual education. Essentially, temples were designed to be spaces where the mind spontaneously moves within and meditation happens effortlessly. Every aspect of the temple, from the architecture to the rituals to the kinds of worship offered, have been consciously created to make this experience happen.