Even while tending to rural farms in India, people find a place to pray at mini temples ….
Jagadamba temple located in a small cave half-way through the steps leading to the Golconda Fort is the oldest temple in Hyderabad, India. It is interesting to see a temple in the vicinity of a mosque indicating the secular nature of the rulers of Golconda Fort.
Buddhist temples are, together with Shinto shrines, considered to be among the most numerous, famous, and important religious buildings in Japan.
The architecture and features of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples have melted together over the centuries. There are several construction styles, most of which show (Buddhist) influences from the Asian mainland.
Images circa 1985.
Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto, Japan whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and according to his will became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408. Image circa 1985.
Threatening rain-clouds over the BAPS Temple in Atlanta
Colorful flowers create a contrasting foreground to the white marble BAPS temple and clouds in Atlanta
A final look at the lighted up Shiva temple in Kayavarohan as we move on ,,,,