temples were not meant for large congregational worship. Pillared
Mandapas with elaborate sculptures, sadas for dancing & wide
circumbulating passages with other deities placed around the main
deity constituted a temple complex.
There are thousands of holy places throughout
India. Some have more spiritual significance than others, and
the benefits and spiritual advancement a person can receive when
making a pilgrimage is relative to the place. Faithful Hindus
visit holy places to perfect their spiritual realization.