What is in the Macrocosm is in the Microcosm.
What is seen or perceive in the Universe is with in the us.
The Universe and we are not different.
The principles in the making of the universe are within us and the Hindu temples keep this point in constructing them.
The Hindu Temples are built according to Vedic Principles of Cosmology and the physical structural guidelines are from the Vaasu Sasta and Agamas.
One would temples, including cave temple of Gavi Gangadhara temple in Bangalore, have the Sun’s Rays falling on the God’s idol on specific days.
Vishnu’s Mathsya temple also has these feature.
There are temples where the shadow of the idol falls at a specific pre marked space.
There are quite a few temples and please check my posts under Hinduism.
We have the Sun temple at Konark where one can find Astronomy being used in the construction of temple.
We have the city of Jaipur built based on Vedic principles,
I shall be posting on this.
What is interesting is that the principles of the Vedas are fully used in a Temple, which is in Cambodia.
It is the Angkor vat Temple.
The number 108 represents the distance from the earth to the sun and the moon in sun and moon diameters, respectively.
The diameter of the Sun is 18 times the diameter of the earth.
The distance between the human body and its inner Sun is also 108.
Number 360,taken to represent an year is the number of bones in the Human body at the time of birth and they get fused into 206 when the Body grows (Satapatha Brahmana)
The primary Vedic number is three, representing the tripartite division of the physical world into the earth, the atmosphere, and the
sky and that of the person into the physical body, the pranas, and the inner sky.
Hindu Temples represent the Meru Mountain and Bruhat Samhita lists 56 principles on this.
The most impressive aspect of the temple representation is that it occurs both at the level
of the part as well as the whole in a recursive fashion, mirroring the Vedic idea of the
microcosmsymbolizes the macrocosm at variouslevels of expressions.
This is done not only in the domain of numbers and directions, but also
using anppropriate mythological themes and historical incidents.
Speaking just of numbers, the various lengths and circumferences of units
representing the motion of the moon may equal 27, 28, 29
(nakshatras or days of the month), 354
(days of the lunar year), or 360
(tithis of the lunar year). Other lengths represent the solar
year (360, 365, or 366) or larger
time cycles. For example, the west-east axis represents
the periods of the yugas. The width of the moat is 439.78 cubit;
the distance from the first step of the western entrance gateway to balustrade wall
at the end of causeway is 867.03 cubit; the d istance fromthe first step
of the western entrance gateway to the first step of
the central tower is 1,296.07 cubit; and the distance from
the first step of bridge to the geographic center of the temple
is 1,734.41 cubit. These correspond to the periods of
432,000; 864,000; 1,296,000; 1,728,000 years
for the Kali, Dvapara, Treta, and Kritayuga, respectively.
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