The old age Egyptian culture worshipped a number of Gods and Goddesses, and the pharaohs made temples for worshipping and paying tribute to every one of them. The most well known temples can be found at Karnak. The monstrosity of these temples show the significance of Gods worshipped by ancient Egyptians. These temples at Karnak display how shrines and temples can be used interchangeably. These Karnak structures are labelled temples as they were created as worshipping place. However, they are no longer used as a temple and are considered as shrines.
It might have the remains of the revered personality or personalities it memorializes. A very good example of a shrine is Taj Mahal in India. This building was made in 1648 by Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his dead wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Her remains are still located in the lower level of the structure. Interestingly, Taj Mahal is also famous for being a wonder of the world as well due to its majestic beauty. Shrines are also located in temples and other worshipping places. Secluded structures in cathedrals are also known as shrines.