The House of Sacrifice

  • Konstantin Lidin Irkutsk State University of Railway Engineering


The main difference between a temple and any other religious structure is that the former has an altar and a function of offering sacrifices. For thousands of years people have been offering various substances. The simplest sacrifices, like food or possessions, fragments of one’s own body or human lives gave way to more complex and symbolic ones as the civilization evolved. People offered individuality, logic, common sense, lifestyle etc. Architectural features, structure and appearance of a temple are also formed according to characteristics of sacrifices. The temple of the 21st century is featured by sacrificing different kinds of emotions. That is why the temple architecture of the 21st century has such a wide range of diversity.

How to Cite
LIDIN, Konstantin. The House of Sacrifice. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 41, p. 24-29, may 2014. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 01 june 2020. doi:


Temple; sacrifice; culture; architecture; history; modern times; prospects