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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…

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Orr, Leslie C., “Temple: Form and Function”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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