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Why do you think towns grew around temples?

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The following factors are responsible for the growth of towns around temples: 
(a) A large number of priests, workers, artisans, traders, etc. settled near the temple. 
(b) They catered to the various needs of the people as well as of pilgrims who flocked to the temples. By and by towns grew, which came to be known as temple towns.

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