Exploring Forgotten Sanctuaries: Abandoned Places of Worship

By Jack Ripley | May 14, 2024

Abandoned temple in Bhangarh, Alwar, Rajasthan feel the energy

Welcome to a captivating journey into the echoes of faith, where sacred spaces once brimming with fervent devotion have now been forsaken by time and humanity.

From dilapidated cathedrals to forgotten chapels, each photograph tells a tale of abandonment, revealing how the passage of time can transform sacred sanctuaries into hauntingly serene ruins. Join us as we unravel the enigmatic narratives, both uplifting and somber, of these abandoned relics of devotion that stand as silent witnesses to the passage of faith through the ages.

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The energy flowing from this long abandoned temple in India is truly inspiring, even if it’s a long lost temple. It’s hard to understand how an awesome temple like this could be allowed to fall into such disrepair, but being in such a remote part of the world it’s likely that with no one around to take in its splendor it simply began to fall apart.

Luckily we can enjoy these structures today thanks to travel and a renewed interest in getting in touch with our spiritual side.

Less chilling and more of a lonely giant, this fortress of spirituality is certainly one of the most fascinating places of worship that we’ve come across in a long time.

Nothing to see here, just an abandoned church in the middle of a Romanian forest

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If there’s one question that continues to pop up in this collection of abandoned churches it’s, “How?” How does a massive and seriously beautiful church like this just wind up abandoned in the middle of a forest?

To venture a guess, the church once served as a communal place of worship for everyone in a ten to twenty mile radius (or maybe further… it is a nice church), but as people moved to the cities they had no way of returning to this amazing specimen.

Romania isn’t exactly the most populated area, so it makes sense that this temple is still standing, even if it’s falling apart more and more by the day.