The inquiry concerning the origin of living entities has been in discussion for quite a while now. When individuals question the purpose behind their reality, how can it be that they turn towards religious notions and not really towards science without fail?


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At the point when it comes down to encounter serenity or to discover ‘Order in the Chaos’ the majority of individuals look upon the sacred and holy places of worship. I can’t help thinking about what gives individuals the desire of tendency towards these places, is it the stories related to them or basically the way that these places have prevailed with regards to growing such livable conditions that assist individuals that help people ponder upon such queries? 

Despite the fact that religion by definition takes a stab at the insignificant past the material, it fundamentally needs the material to evoke the immaterial. This is the place where Architecture becomes possibly the most important factor.

One of the spaces that spring up in my senses with regards to otherworldliness is The Church of Light by Tadao Ando. The cross void in the east-bound mass of the structure is the lone unmistakable religious symbol present in the church. The crucifixion here isn’t only the crossing point of the two planes of the void, however in addition, it’s the convergence of light and the solid. It’s the prime wellspring of light in the structure and the prayer hall. Natural light invigorates notions of enchantment. 

Typically identified with supernatural forces and animals due to its awning powers over life on earth, light shows an awesome presence for adherents. Regular light’s essence and force, especially in the experience of sacred spaces, is upgraded by its inverse: murkiness. Kahn once stated, “Even a room that must be dark needs at least a crack of light to know how dark it is”.

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This prayer hall serves as a beautiful metaphor for finding the unknown and the one sole truth of the universe amidst this darkness; to look upon nature. The way the cross of light opens the wall into the infinite and by contrast to the interior, the striking light source gives us the impression of an infinite beyond. Most of the religious structures have tremendous statures. Higher roofs supplement dynamic and imaginative thinking. 

At the point when an individual is in a space with a 10-foot roof, they will in general think all the more openly, more dynamically. They may handle more exact associations between objects in a room, though an individual in a room with an 8-foot roof will be bound to zero in particular. Exploration exhibits that varieties in roof stature can bring out ideas that, thus, influence how individuals measure data. A higher versus a lower roof can invigorate the concepts of freedom versus confinement, respectively. This causes people to engage in either more free-form, abstract thinking, or more detail-specific thought.

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Places of worship and sanctuaries consistently would in general have high roofs and should provoke unique, profound musings. Perhaps by causing us to feel little, they prime us to consider more prominent things – to think “outside the box”. Otherworldliness is an expansive idea with space for some viewpoints. All in all, it incorporates a feeling of association with an option that could be greater than us, and it ordinarily includes a quest for importance throughout everyday life. 

One of the most insightful responses to the riddle of why individuals put a ton of energy into something they announce to be old is the contention that religious structures may not be vital for religious reasons however are significant in a social or political sense. Material religious objects, for example, places or structures of religious significance don’t just communicate previously existing religious identities yet might be constitutive of certain religious sensations and encounters that sway upon a strict self-appreciation. 

There are contributions about religious architectural forms summoning vibes that bring out a feeling of effervescence that strengthens religious sentiments. Worshipers of religion have a need to associate with their god inside the disarray of the world. Structures give a position of love where worshipers can get away from the business, consistently, stress, torment, commotion, and loss of feeling of character while transforming it into harmony, control, agreement, strength, and satisfaction. 

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In what capacity can the design of a worship space help in having a holy encounter? Religious structures, for some, individuals, are a spot to withdraw from the regular world to love their God. Where is the regular world more profane than in a disorganized metropolitan setting? In spite of the disputable issues, the current idea of holy space breaks with customs and assumptions in a relevant way.


Hemali Sawant is a fourth year architecture student currently seeking her passion for writing as a means to deliver her thoughts and to depict the psychological impacts of the surroundings on the individuals. Reading fictional books and capturing instants through her photography is what alleviates her in this dynamic universe.

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