The architectural design of the Hindu temple
Since ancient times, people of any religion have been praying collectively in a place where one can meditate fully, be able to concentrate or express devotion to God. That is why much attention was paid to Vastu in temple construction.
If we look at the ancient temples of India, it is known that the architecture of all was very strong. Wherever we find peace. The grandeur of the temple has a profound effect on the mind. The Mandal that is formed at the time of the actual appearance of the house is the Mandal of the temple?
If you see the composition of ancient temples, then you will know that all were somewhat pyramidal shaped. From the very beginning, our religious leaders have thought of the design of the temple as a pyramid. Astrological and astronomy were also taken care of in the architecture of Hindu temples.
You must have seen that some temples in our country are built just below the Tropic of Cancer. The temples of Ujjain and Omkareshwar are examples of this. While Shaktipeeth and Jyotirlinga had special attention to architecture, location selection and direct knowledge have also been taken into consideration in keeping with the movement and weather of celestial planets and constellations of its creation.
As far as the pyramidal structure was concerned, the huts of sages and sages were also of the same size. The roofs of our ancient houses used to be similar. Later, the architecture of the temples continued to change due to the influence of Roman, China, Arab and Greek architecture.
Scholars believe that the temple is pyramidal and east, north or north facing. Many temples are also west, south, igneous or Nairtyamukhi, but can we call them temples? They can be any other place of worship.
Temple face: Earlier all the temples of Hindus were like the Kaaba because Makkah had the main Jyotirling of Shiva in the Kaaba, so the temple was kept in the east by the face of the west while praying. It is the same today. However the reason behind being North or Ishanmukhi is that the effect of energy coming from Ishaan creates a very good atmosphere for meditation and prayer. The temple may also be east-facing but then special attention is paid to its gate and dome structure.
Ancient temples used to be for meditation or prayer. Statues were placed on the pillars or walls of those temples. There was no worship in temples. If you see the composition of ancient temples of Khajuraho, Konark or South, then you will know what the temples are like.
When the entire community meditating or praying is over, then the practice of worship at temples like these is very large. Due to the practice of worship, arbitrary temples were built at the end of the medieval period. From the arbitrary temple, arbitrary worship-aarti, etc. rituals were born which cannot be considered Vedas. Now see the temple of Sati Mata, the temple of Palia Bhairav and do not know which temples. Just know their history.