Welcome to Templeinfo
MandirInfo.com is an attempt by COVRI to accumulate information about temples not only in India but also abroad. India is bestowed with rich culture and religion is a vital part of Indian society. Religion in India is characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. The Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of some of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Throughout India's history, religion has been an important part of the country's culture. Accordingly each religion has a unique style of worshipping and this is where a Temple (Mandir in Hindi) comes in to picture. Through MandirInfo.com we have attempted to present a unique collection of Temples for the easy of people so that they can get relevant information about the temple beforehand to that they can plan their visit with ease.
Temple is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities. Each religion has their unique style of temple design and architecture. Even Temples are known by different names in different religions. Hindu temples are called by many different names, varying on region and language, including mandir, mandira, ambalam, gudi, kavu, koil, kovil, déul, raul, devasthana and devalaya. Temples in Buddhism represent the pure land or pure environment of a Buddha. Traditional Buddhist temples are designed to inspire inner and outer peace. They include the structures called stupa, wat and pagoda in different regions and languages. Jain temples are built with various architectural designs. Jain temples in North India are completely different from the Jain temples in South India, which in turn are quite different from Jain temples in West India. Additionally, a Manastambha (meaning column of honor) is a pillar that is often constructed in front of Jain temples.