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Temple performs function of uniting society: Bhagwat

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday saidtemples used to be at the centre of social life in the past and united society.

Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of a ram temple in the city, he said temples should be developed with the same sentiment even today.

"Religion (Dharma)does notmean worship, but it is a medium to unite and bring society together. Religion should reach the common man in a simple way," he said.

"In ancient times, temple used to be at the centre of social life. It used to have school, gymnasium and even a marketplace (attached to it) which provided employment opportunities," Bhagwat said.

"Temple used to be the centre of all aspects of social life, and (even today), a temple should be developed with the same sentiment," he remarked.

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First Published: Thu, November 28 2019. 22:55 IST
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