Religious religious buildings or temples, have changed under the influence of time, tastes, goals, architectural trends, but they are, of course, based on the basic principles, practiced one or another faith.The main purpose of this kind of construction - creating an environment benevolent spiritual reflection.

Eastern temple architecture

Temple Architecture of Ancient Egypt was trying to recreate the kind of abode of the gods, giving the appearance of such buildings venue sacrifices and commit mysterious rituals.Classical Greek and Roman architecture aspired to the creation of the magnificent temples of worship to the gods of Olympus.

India temples did not know the nature of worship and the spirit
does not require walls.However, religious buildings still arise.Tradition Indian temple construction were largely dictated by the influence of colonization and full of elements, bringing the outside in conjunction with the local beliefs and traditions. Indian temples have two different directions - carbon and Dravida differing types of installations, and the input of the dome.

Buddhist temples is divided into two main types, among which are the vihara, or ascetic seekers wandering monks and stupas, designed to protect and upokoit relics of the Buddha.According to Indian beliefs, church buildings should include the essential elements of the universe, that is, to combine the best traditions of astronomy and geometry, abide by the principles of climbing and adorned with numerous decorative elements and ornaments.

Byzantine and Islamic traditions

Byzantine architecture brought fashion to the use of brick, classic shapes and complex, rounded domes, combined with the correct geometric shape of the structure.Under the influence of this area were built many monumental buildings of the Middle East, which is why the cult of Islamic temples are different elements such as the numerous arches and vaults.

One of the characteristic features of Islamic temples is the presence of narrow towers, minarets, which are not only the highest point of the mosque, but sometimes the highest element of the entire neighborhood.

Christian churches

based Christian architecture lay the so-called plan of a cross with the obligatory presence of the altar, located in the east, such facilities require the mandatory presence of domes, designed to draw attention to the altar.

outstanding representatives of European Gothic architecture are magnificent cathedrals and classical temple built in the Renaissance returns to the clean lines of Roman temples made with great geometric precision.
Baroque style is marked by the huge interior spaces, designed to emphasize the play of light and shadow to emphasize the beauty of the frescoes and well-crafted interior.

Thus, it becomes clear that no matter what age or religious faith or belonged to the temple in terms of architecture and art, he has an enormous historical and social burden and represents a huge human and historical value.