What Are Sacred Places

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Sacred places are looked as houses that holds prayers and intricate ceremonies. It does not matter which religion each sacred places belonged to, the usage for it was the same nevertheless. But when we look at the actual building and its surrounding, then we are able to have more in depth understanding of why each place exists and continue to exist. The architectural designs of sacred places various from each other. For example, Temple of Ise and The Great Mosque of Isfahan looks very different considering both are place of worship for their respective religion. The temple is made up of two main temple surrounded by 123 Shinto shrines. The shrines takes up most of the place Ise has to offer for it is very vast. If it was looked from aerial…show more content…
Even though one religion is Shinto while the other is Islam, both places provides a safe location where the two can be practiced without any disturbance. Another similarity both possesses is that just by looking at the structure, we can differentiate what kind of religion is being practiced at said places. The Shinto shrine has that triangular roof with raised verandas all around the building. That particular form of building lets us know that this structure is from Japan, and their main religion is Shinto. For the Mosque, one or more dome shaped structure on a large building is mainly for Islamic place of worship. It does not matter where this shape is located, people can distinctly differentiate it as a sacred building as oppose to a normal one. The major difference is the kind of architecture that makes up the two places and its location. While one is in Iran and the other in Japan, both of them has their own distinct particular look that makes it easy for outsiders to be able to tell the difference. The same goes for what is housed in the two said buildings. The temple is said to have various sacred objects one of which is the Yata no Kagami, which is a sacred mirror that is housed in the Grand Shrine of Ise. It lacks eye witness, but so does most of the sacred objects that is said to be housed in the shrines of Ise. Where the Mosque does not have any…show more content…
The marvelous architecture that took time, money, and consideration has given birth to fabulous building that has gone down in history. The Mosque took years and years before it was deemed worthy of being a finished structure. Because of that, it holds so much history of different architecture that was created, modified, and built upon in Iran. When one walks through the Mosque, they are literally walking through time in architecture development. The Temple of Ise, even though it kept its original design, it is being rebuilt every 20 years or so because the temples are made of wood. They build upon the original design but that does not mean that one cannot appreciate the architectural thoughts that went behind so many Shinto shrines in Ise. Both buildings are special in their own way, and both has a lot to tell the world through its purpose, location, and specially
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