There are thousands of religious practices around the world, and for many religions, houses of worship are built. Temples are constructed as a place for prayer, meditation, sacrifice, and other spiritual activities.
Before temples, people worshipped Mother Earth, and eventually small shrines and stone structures began to appear. Early temples were constructed to raise worship to their gods. Today, they do the same, gathering in temples to perform rituals, pay tribute, and make sacrifices.
These temples are extremely diverse, religions differ, but that doesn’t stop the Golden Temple in India from allowing everyone inside and the Byodo-In Temple from welcoming people of all faiths.
Some temples are designed as architectural masterpieces, while others may focus on decoration or specific figured sculptures.