Temple: Form and Function
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The temple is a highly significant institution and site for ritual, and a culturally important type of structure in the history of Hinduism and up until the present day, although for many Hindus it is not the primary focus for their religious activities (see temple rituals). The …

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Leslie C. Orr, “Temple: Form and Function”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2040010>
First published online: 2012

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