Temples are much more than mere ‘religious places’ for Hindus. They represent everything that is truthful, noble, divine, creative, beautiful and celebrative in our life here and beyond. Before Abrahamic onslaughts sliced hundreds of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temple structures across India, temples were the nucleus of Indian life. They were the cradles of prosperity, art, architecture, spirituality and historic glory. Even during and after the brutal foreign rule of centuries, many temples, particularly down in south India, continued this rich legacy. Many temples, time and again reconstructed their lost glory braving all odds before and after independence. Almost all the ancient temples, large or small, are standing epitomes of regional traditions, festival, trade, arts and local history.