A temple is the most natural peacemaking ground where people of different backgrounds, castes, creeds, opinions and likings can smile together through the love of god.
The main purpose to construct a temple was to install an idol of the deity in it and to worship him. The temple is not only architecture but it is also a religious institution. In course of time the temple did not remain only as a prayer hall or a religious institution, but it functioned also as social, economic and educational life of the villages and towns. The inscriptional source throw light on many-sided activities of temples. Temple was a centre of all civic and social life.
Gujarat is a state of temples. This book is dedicated to the study of temples of Gujarat constructed during various phases, viz., Temples of Pre-Calukyan times, Temples of the Calukyan period, Temples built at the end of the Calukyan period. It covers description of all temples that came into existence during these times. The book makes special reference to Sculpture, Iconography and architectural aspect of temples.