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Hindu Place of Worship

A Hindu place of worship is called a Mandir in Hindi or temple in English. These mandirs are usually dedicated to one God but that does not mean statues of other Gods will not be there. This is what a typical mandir or temple would like in India.

Here are some facts about a Hindu place of worship

One has to open their shoes when entering a temple
Some temples do not allow non-Hindus to enter (although most are fine)
The world mandir means gladdening
The presiding God can be made of gold
Temples are usually made near a water body
Many Hindu temple design follows a geometrical design called vastu-purusha-mandala
A Hindu temple is considered as a reconstruction of the universe

Hinduism place of worship

Akshardham - The Hindu Temple in New Delhi, India