Places of Worship & Community
The principle purpose of the temple is to be a place of worship but it also fulfils many other roles for its community. It becomes the place to carry out religious ceremonies like marriage or a place to celebrate religious festivals. It is also a place where religious leaders can address the congregation. Many temples are a hive of activity encouraging social services like looking after the elderly or the very young. Many temples hold classes teaching languages, dance, art, music and religion to the youngsters in its community.