How did a temple communicate the importance of a king?

The temples communicated the importance of a king in the following manner:

  1. Name of the temples and the king were almost similar
    • Examples: King: Rajarajadeva.
    • Temple: Rajarajeshvara.
    • God: Rajarajeshvaram
  2. The main Gods were identical in name with the kings.
  3. Lesser deities were gods and goddesses of the allies and subordinates of the ruler.
  4. Temple was the miniature model of the world ruled by the king and his allies.

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