|The temples from
ancient days are the places where every Hindu has to do his Puja and worship to the
divine. One famous dictum of the great Tamil Saint Avvayar enjoins that one
should not live in a town where there is no temple.
The temples are the hallowed grounds of the Hindus, from which divine
blessing issues to all. Various rules have been laid down in the Agamas and the Sastras
regarding the construction of temples, the selection of the site for location of the
temple, the shape of the image to be installed therein, the time in which Puja is to be
conducted, the qualification of the priest etc.,etc. Worship of Gods in temples purifies
the heart, controls the passions, and enables the devotees to remember the Lord always.