This paper strives to pluralize notions of taste in relation to the canonizedcategory of the Hindu or Indian temple. I put ‘Hindu’ in italics because I includeJain temples in my discussion and I put ‘Indian’ in italics because the architectureI discuss predates India as a nation-state and in the twenty-first century includesbuildings in South and Southeast Asia as well as the Diaspora. Through adiscussion of the Archaeological Preservation Aesthetic (APA) and multiplevariants of the Ritual Renovation Aesthetics (RRA), new ways of lookingemerge. This paper seeks to reconcile the hegemonic assumptions about arthistorical taste and the temple within an increasingly global environment. Themain argument is predicated on temple users’ practice as a form of curatorialpractice in the field and provides a deep description of the multiplication ofaesthetics due to increasing privatization of temple administration in India. Thetenth-century cluster of temples from the Medapata region (Southern Rajasthan)serves as case study for a widespread phenomenon of putting ancient temples‘back’ into worship during the second half of the twentieth and the beginning ofthe twenty-first century.