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The Bhakti Temple is a native Asian religious settlement found in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.


Tiger claw aoe3de.png Tiger Claw: Indian warrior armed with sharp claws. Good against infantry.
War elephant aoe3de.png War Elephant: Indian Heavy War Elephant powerful in close combat. Inflicts area damage. Good against Archers and Skirmishers.


Age Technology Cost Effect
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Yoga.png Yoga 200 food,
200 coin
Infantry, Shock Infantry and cavalry get +5% attack
Reinforced Gauntlets.png Reinforced Gauntlets Tiger Claws get +50% hit points
Vegetarianism.png Vegetarianism 100 wood,
100 coin
Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons, and Villagers gather from Berry Bushes 40% faster


This Holy Site is identical to a Native Trade Site. Allying with Natives allows a player to train special Native units, usually warriors, and also grants access to a group of improvements to that tribe. Native units do not cost any population spaces, but can only be built in limited numbers.

Hinduism’s Bhakti movement is unique in that it emphasizes the love of a devotee for his or her personal god, a dualistic relationship between the worshipper and the worshipped. The devotee may praise his or her chosen deity as child, parent, friend, master, or beloved. In bhakti, it is the inner feelings as opposed to institutional religion that form the core of a person’s faith.

Bhakti sects and cults have been traced back to the 1st century AD, with similar theistic practices dated as far back as the "Bhagavad-Gita", written in 150 BCE. It is common for most Hindu gods to have their own sects, but bhakti often centers on Shiva and Vishnu, and the Vishnu incarnations of Rama and Krishna. Repetition of the god’s name is a significant practice in bhakti, as is wearing his emblem, singing, and making pilgrimages. In the 7th through 10th centuries, bhakti became increasingly prevalent due to the widespread work of poets and artists who created new forms of non-ritualistic worship, portraying the relationship between man and god in human terms, and thus making it more relatable.