Significance of EME Temple
The former Christian commandant – Brig A.F. Eugene, of the EME School invented the idea of this temple. The Temple is a symbol of secularism in the country as it displays various features of major religions of India. They are shown below:
Other Features of EME Temple
The idol of the main deity in this temple faces south - metaphorically representing Lord Dakshinamurthy imparting his teachings to the world. Other notable features include an idol of Lord Ganesha, brought from Mahabalipuram and an arch behind Lord Shiva's idol, made of pure silver and engraved with the sacred mantra Om Namah Shivaya. The temple is surrounded by statues of over a hundred deities, dating back to 6th century, imitating the Amarnath Temple.
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