This question arose because of emails we are getting asking us why was it mentioned that one of the rule of Ram Rajya was regular visit to a temple in one’s vicinity. Read: RAM RAJYA… THE FORGOTTEN DHARM!
“Now, regarding the DHARM of RAMRAJYA:
“During Ramrajya everyone had the right to worship any Dev or Devi, any stone or imageless God (Nirankaar). Worship was his personal choice. But one has to go, regularly, to the nearest temple situated in his society or Mohalla. In case one was not visiting regularly (regularly means daily, alternate day or weekly, depending on the choice of the person),the temple situated in the society or mohalla, he would not get any benefit of visiting Siddh temples, situated all over India, or, for that matter, any benefit of performing ‘TEERTH’(Pilgrimage). That was part one.
“The other part, too, was also simple. One had to work, with honest and sincere intent, for the progress of his family, his larger family and the society (one can say mohalla, sector, sub sector, area) in which one was living, and show highest respect and regards to females.
“AND THAT WAS ALL.”
The Dharm desires that one should work ‘with honest and sincere intent’ for the benefit of the society, or one say mohalla or sub sector. But to do that one needs an interaction point and the temple in ones vicinity is that interaction point. How can one ensure his/her contribution in the progress of a society without proper interaction?