Hindu Temples

Hindu Temples - an online course with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

This course specialises in Hindu Temples worldwide, their significance within ancient and modern culture and their impact on Hindu religion over time. This is a visually dynamic course and encourages students to reflect on the iconography and symbolism within the art and architecture of Hindu Temples in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and South-East Asia. Students will gain a varied appreciation for different forms of Hindu Temples from around the world and will develop their understanding of symbolic imagery within Hindu culture and religion.

This course not only looks deeply at Hindu Temples in India and other Asian countries, it also encourages students to compare architecture, art, and other influences on Hinduism around the world. This course will equip you with the tools and knowledge you will need to develop your understanding of Hindu temples and their significance within modern society.

If you’re interested in learning more about this course, view our course breakdown below. Alternatively, view our Culture Learning Pathway for similar courses.

Start Date: 17 July 2022

Course Duration: Seven Weeks

Optional Assessment: Essay

Tutor: Dr Layne Little

Course Creator: Dr Layne Little

55 pages. This course contains readings rather than the pdf textbook that most of our courses have. It does, however, have more than 16 hours of richly illustrated video.

16 hr 56 min

Five Zoom sessions on various topics. Meet tutors and students from other courses and explore other areas of Hindu studies. Recordings available.

Pathway(s): Hindu Culture