Mantra of Lord Vishnu is recited for the attainment of material prosperity and liberation.
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The Hindu philosophy and religion are followed by majority of people in India. The Faith is so ancient, complex, and pro found that it has laid foundations for and provided precepts to numerous other faiths including, ironically, even those that broke away from the Hindu tradition, such as Buddhism and Jainism. Any explanation of the Hindu faith in a short essay such as this would do injustice to it and its followers. Rather, this article presents our design for a Hindu temple through which we explore certain questions about the for a Hindu temple, and about the ritual thet contributes to it.
 
 
Indian immigrant communities in the United States are vibrant, albeit small as compared to others, and they practice their faith with vigor and purpose. The Hindu population of the Antelope Valley, a suburban region near the City of Los Angeles, Consists of roughly a half dozen immigrant groups who are devout practitioners of their faith for years, these congregants have been worshiping out of temporarily rented spaces, a situation inadequate and inappropriate for the physical needs of the community and the sanctity of their worship. Fortunately, a visionary cardiologist approached our firm with a proposal to create a permanent sanctuary. And a core group of other philanthropic doctors and community leaders in the area have come together to transform this collective vision into reality.
 
The clients requested a temple dedicated primarily to lord Vishnu one of the prime deities of the Hindu tradition and the supreme Gold of the Vaishnavite sect. They also requested additional shrines (chapels) for six to eight other deities of the Hindu pantheon as decided upon by the community. The end result will be a traditionalist temple of northern and southern Indian confluence, placed behind modernist support facilities designed to inspire younger generations to fervent worship. As with other non-Christian immigrant groups, the smaller Hindu communities attempt to instruct their young in Hinduism, without necessarily having the support of the social, linguistic, and cultural context and environment of India. Hence, our approach had to envision a place that would encourage future generations to explore the faith via the medium of design.
       
   
 
     
   
 
Having reviewed numerous prototypes, our office chose to design the main temple Shikhara ( spire from the stepped entablature to the finial) after the pattern of one found in the Kangra district of the state of Himachal Pradesh, in northern India. The reason we begin our discussion with a temple spire is because it is perhaps the singular most iconic feature of a Hindu temple. The selection pays homage to the cultural attribution of Kangra as a birthplace of Hinduism, noting that the Shikharaof the Temple at Kangra is also one of the few Indian temples that successfully conjoin the traditions of Vishnu and Shiva worship. (For readers Completely alien to the Hindu tradition, the trilogy is based around three manifestations of the same God, namely Vishnu the preserver, Shiva the Destroyer, and Brahma the Creator. These deities are then said to have manifested themselves in numerous other gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon and are known by different.
 
       
 
       
   
       
     
 
 
 
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