Question: What are some special places of worship in Hinduism?
In Hinduism there are several special places for worship. Besides temples, everyone’s house has a special room called a “puja room” in which pictures or deities of God are kept and worship is held daily. The worship in the home usually consists of offering various items to the picture or deity of God, such as incense, flowers, oil lamps, camphor lamps, fruits, food, water, etc.
Besides worship in the home, there are special historical places of worship, or pilgrimage places, throughout India. These locations are connected with the pastimes of God when he descends to earth to reestablish religion through His divine incarnations. In places where God has appeared on earth, temples are constructed and people travel there on pilgrimage to worship and remember the Lord.