Monday, April 6, 2009

10 Most wonderful Temples of the world …


Chino-in Temple was built in 1234 CE to honor the founder of Judo (pure Land) Buddhism, a priest named Honen, who fasted to death in the very spot.


In the 19th century, Dutch occupiers of Indonesia found a massive ancient ruin deep in the jungles of Java. What they discovered was the complex of Borobudur, a gigantic structure built with nearly 2million cubic feet (55,000m3) of stones. The temples have nearly 2,700 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.


The Harmandir sabib (meaning The Abode of God) of simply the Golden Temple (wiki) in Punjab, India is the most sacred shrine of Sikhism.


The temple of srirangam (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, in the Indian city o Tiruchirapalli (or Tricky), is the largest functioning hindu temple in the world (Anchor watt is the largest of all temple, but it is currently non-functioning as a temple-see below)


Last but definitely not least is the largest temple in history and the inspiration to countless novels and action movies of Hollywood: ankor wat.

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