Temple performs function of uniting society: Bhagwat

Nagpur, Nov 28 (PTI)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. PTI CLS KRK KRK