Much has been written on the Hindu temple. Ifsome writers have meticulously traced its evolution through theages, others have marvelled at its architecture and theengineering skill of its builders. A few have struggled todiscover its meaning and symbology. But none of these writingskeeps the average Hindu in view and supplies him with all theessential information in nontechnical terms. This is exactly whathas been attempted in this monograph.
It may be a tall claim tosay that it speaks ''all about'' the Hindu temples! But a littlepatient and sympathetic perusal will convince the readers that itis a modest attempt at providing essential information about theHindu temple in a nutshell to a layman.
A few ideas that mayhelp activate the temple and its dynamic rehabilitation in theHindu society have been presented in the-epilogue. It is hopedthat these ideas will provide the-modem Hindu leaders with somefood for serious thought.