What is the difference for a Mandir to be erected on the left bank vs right bank of a river?

Is it related to the Deity, or perhaps to the place?

Do the Vedas, Upanishads or various Agamas prescribe which place is better, for a given Mandir?

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    Don't think that Vedas will have any prescription for temple building (they may have for the location of yajnas). It's the various Agamas that may have such things.
    – Ravitej
    Jun 17, 2022 at 18:55
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    Thank you, I have amended the question.
    – gsl
    Jun 18, 2022 at 5:31
  • Not specific to temples, but if you read tirtha Yatra parva in Mahabharata, it talks about rishis asylums on both south and north banks of rivers. So, I don't think there is much difference.
    – Kanthri
    Jan 5, 2023 at 8:05


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