Temples are centres of discipline, where aspirants are guided step by step to attain a vision of truth. They are schools for training of the spirit, academies for promotion of scriptural studies, institutes of super-science, and laboratories for testing the values of life. They are hospitals for the treatment and cure not only of the ‘birth-death disease’, which has persisted for ages, but even the much more patent ‘mental disorders’ that trouble those who do not know the secret of acquiring peace. Temples are gymnasia where people are reconditioned and their hesitant faith, waning conviction, and the upsurging egotism is cured. The purpose of temple is to awaken the Divinity in humanity (Madhavatwa in manavatwa), inducing people to believe that the physical frames in which they live are themselves houses of God.