Shimla was annexed by the British in 1819, after the Gurkha war. At that time it was known for the temple of Hindu Goddess Shyamala Devi.
While God waits for his temple to be built of love, men bring stones.rabindranath tagore
About centuries ago the area occupied by the modern day Shimla was dense forest. Only the Jakhu temple, which has stood the test of time and a few scattered houses comprised the signs of civilisation.
Nature is not a temple, but a workshop, and man's the workman in it.Ivan Turgenev
I'm gazing at church and palace, ruin and column, Like a serious man making sensible use of a journey, But soon it will happen, and all will be one vast temple, Love's temple, receiving its new initiate. Though you're a whole world, Rome, still, without Love, The world isn't the world, and Rome can't be Rome.
These temple-destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar. Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man.john muir
England’s made a Jew of me in only eight weeks, which, on reflection, might be the least painful method. A Jew without Jews, without Judaism, without Zionism, without Jewishness, without a temple or an army or even a pistol, a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself, like a glass or an apple.philip roth
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, however, the fort changed its form from a residential town into a modern garden or empty space where only the palace and temple remained...This spatial transformation of the ort was a crucial part of a city improvement project in Mysore, which tried to beautify the capital at the same time as endeavuoring to meet modern demands of sanitation and hygiene…In this process, the modern Western idea of improvement and the traditional kingly role as a protector of dharma were somehow reconciled ad mutually strengthened.
Padmanabha Swamy temple located inside the East Fort, this Vaishnava temple is very famous attracting devotees from all parts. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu sleeping on Anantha, the serpent king, this temple is a rare blend of Dravidian architecture and the Kerala style.
Chaste as the icicle That's curded by the frost from purest snow And hangs on Dian's temple.william shakespeare
The word [anathema] literally means something set up or laid by to be kept, as a votive offering might be hung on a temple wall after being devoted to a god. Because offerings devoted to the true God were commonly burnt in their entirety or otherwise destroyed, the word in biblical usage signifies something ‘accursed’ or doomed to destruction ”.
Before the phantom of False morning died,Methought a Voice within the Tavern cried,"When all the temple is prepared within,Why nods the drowsy Worshipper outside?"omar khayyám
Like Peoples temple, the Branch Davidians approximated the 'apocalyptic sect' as an ideal type.
The Indiana Peoples temple was essentially a sect, which was joined by new religious movement members in California, which then recruited black church members as it focused its ministry on the residents of urban California.
Guwahati has several places of historical interest with the biggest attraction being the Kamakhya temple. The city is donned with several places of religious and tourist attractions such as Umananda temple situated on an island in the middle of the river Brahmaputra , which incidentally is the smallest river island in the world . In addition to the religious sites, there are splendid water fronts and water bodies, which could be developed as places of tourist attraction
The great temple of fiction has no well-marked front portal; most devoteesarrivethrough a side door, and not dressed for worship.John Hoyer Updike
I see the future development of painting taking place in workshops... not in any holy temple of the arts.
Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana; he is almost lost that built it.
I suddenly dreamt that I picked up the revolver and aimed it straight at my heart - my heart, and not my head; and I had determined beforehand to fire at my head, at my right temple. After aiming at my chest I waited a second or two, and suddenly my candle, my table, and the wall in front of me began moving and heaving. I made haste to pull the trigger.fyodor dostoevsky
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own
Seated on top of Nilachala hill beside the Brahmaputra River, the Kamakhya temple has long been revered as one of the most powerful centers of goddess worship in South Asia. As one of the oldest of the 51 Sakta peethas or places of power that dot the Hindu mythological landscape, Kamakhya is believed to be the location where goddess’ own yoni or sexual organ lies. As such it is literally ‘the mother of all places of power’, with a history that can be traced at least 1200 years, and it remains one of the most vibrant centers of goddess worship in India .
Call'd to the temple of impure delight He that abstains, and he alone, does right. If a wish wander that way, call it home; He cannot long be safe whose wishes roam.william cowper
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley temple could do it at the age of four.Katharine Hepburn