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The place where the deity in a temple is placed (prathishtana) is in english called Sanctum Sanctorum. We refer to it as Garbha Griha. The simple sanskrit meaning of this term is 'Home of the Womb' (Garbha = Womb Griha = Home).

My question: Why is the Sanctum Sanctorum called Garbha Griha?

To maake it amply clear I do not need an opinion based reply, but "A reply substantiated by references to Itihasa Puranas, Vedas, smritis of such sources."

  • what are so-called scriptures going to add to the common sense meaning - the core of the temple? – S K Feb 3 '18 at 13:21

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