Temple

A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, or analogous rites. A templum constituted a sacred precinct as defined by a priest, or augur. It has the same root as the word "template," a plan in preparation of the building that was marked out on the ground by the augur. Templa also became associated with the dwelling places of a god or gods. Despite the specific set of meanings associated with the religion of the ancient Rome, the word has now become quite widely used to describe a house of worship for any number of religions and is even used for time periods prior to the Romans.

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Jonestown
... Jonestown was the informal name for the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, an intentional community in northwestern Guyana formed by the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones ... A total of 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two from apparent cyanide poisoning, in an event termed "revolutionary suicide" by Jones and some members on an audio ... poisonings in Jonestown followed the murder of five others by Temple members at a nearby Port Kaituma airstrip ...
Kasaragod
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Jonestown Established - Investigation and Mass Migration
... Further information Peoples Temple in San Francisco In the summer of 1977, Jones and several hundred Temple members moved to Jonestown to escape building pressure from San Francisco media investigations ... to be published by Marshall Kilduff detailing allegations by former Temple members ...
Events in Jonestown Prior To Ryan Visit - White Nights
... Jones made frequent addresses to Temple members regarding Jonestown's safety, including statements that the CIA and other intelligence agencies were conspiring with "capitalist pigs" to destroy Jonestown ... when purported emergencies arose, the Temple sometimes conducted what Jones referred to as "White Nights" ... Peoples Temple defector Deborah Layton described the event in an affidavit The Temple had received monthly half-pound shipments of cyanide since 1976 after Jones ...
Temple - Other Religions
... Though the word "temple" is used broadly, one should use it with discretion in the context of some religions ... example, a masjid or "mosque" should not be considered a temple because masjid in Arabic means "the place for kneeling (to God)." Convention allows the use of temple in the following cases Bah ... Mankhim, the temple of the ethnic group the Rai, located at Aritar, Sikkim ...

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