A temple is a place of worship as opposed to a shrine, which is a sacred place for praying. Temples attract large crowds during festivals or if they are famous but otherwise a fairly quiet. They are often sought as places for quiet meditation, with most acts of worship and devotion being done in front of an altar at home. Hindu temple architecture is one of the most important forms of Hindu architecture. Hindu temple architecture has many varieties of style, though the basic nature of the Hindu temple remains the same. Hindu temple architecture reflects a synthesis of arts, the ideals of dharma, beliefs, values and the way of life cherished under Hinduism. Buddhist religious architecture developed in the Indian subcontinent. Three types of structures are associated with the religious architecture of early Buddhism: monasteries, places to venerate relics, and shrines or prayer halls, which later came to be called temples in some places. Buddhist temples are generally a cluster of buildings whose number and size depends on the size of the temple situated in an enclosed area. This valuable book is an essential guide for students and working professional.