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"Ahch-To's humble stone huts and foreboding caves may be where the Jedi began, but as the Order's influence across the galaxy grew, so did the number of places where the Force could be worshipped—by devotees of both the light and the dark sides."
Luke Skywalker[35]

Jedi temples were structures built by the Jedi Order on many worlds across the galaxy to serve as bases of operation for the Order. In them, Force-sensitive individuals could be brought in to be trained in the ways of the Jedi, and The Force. Aside from basic living accommodations, Jedi temples contained a variety of facilities used in the process of training Jedi Initiates. Other facilities were often included, however the type of facilities and amount of them were dependant on a variety of factors, including size and location. They were also built on quiet locations that harbored kyber crystals[36] as a means of harvesting them. A subsect of these buildings were Jedi Outposts. These were essentially smaller and more numerous versions of Jedi temples, constructed on many planets in a network.[37]

History[]

The first Jedi temple was erected on the aquatic world of Ahch-To[2]. However, the main base of operations for the Jedi Order was the Jedi Grand Temple on Coruscant, until the Great Jedi Purge in 19 BBY. It was built over the foundations of an ancient Sith shrine[38], a practice which was not uncommon for the Order. This practice was used as an effort to purify locations tainted by the Dark side[4]. The Jedi's idea was that by building something on top of Sith monuments for Jedi to congregate, it would bring their Light side energy to the area to drown out the opposing Dark side energy.[4]

Physical description[]

Elphrona

The Jedi Outpost on Elphrona

Internally, some of the temples had similar features such as living quarters, meditation chambers, meeting rooms, lightsaber sparring rooms, libraries, medical bays, and cafeterias. Some also contained vaults, speeder hangars, laboratories, and gardens.[39]

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Notes and references[]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
  3. Star Wars: Uprising
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance — "The Relic Raiders"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nexus of Power
  6. 6.0 6.1 The High Republic: The Edge of Balance, Vol. 1
  7. Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge
  8. The High Republic: The Fallen Star
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  10. Gadgets and Gear
  11. The High Republic: Mission to Disaster
  12. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Monster"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 The High Republic: Out of the Shadows
  14. The High Republic: Midnight Horizon
  15. The High Republic: Tempest Runner
  16. The High Republic: Quest for the Hidden City
  17. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Gathering"
  18. Age of Republic - General Grievous 1
  19. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Path of the Jedi"
  20. Hyperspace Stories 5
  21. 21.0 21.1 The High Republic: The Rising Storm
  22. The Acolyte logo Celebration The Acolyte — "Revenge / Justice"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  24. Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  25. Doctor Aphra (2020) 32
  26. SWInsider "Starlight: Go Together" — Star Wars Insider 199200
  27. The High Republic Adventures (2021) 8
  28. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  29. Star Wars Young Jedi Adventures template logo Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures — "Meet the Young Jedi"
  30. The-Mandalorian-logo The Mandalorian — "Chapter 13: The Jedi"
  31. Star Wars (2015) 9
  32. Alphabet Squadron
  33. Unlimited Power
  34. IDWAdventures2020LogoSmaller "Tales of Villainy: A Last Chapter" — Star Wars Adventures (2020) 13
  35. Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi
  36. Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide: Epic Battles
  37. The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
  38. Tarkin
  39. Padawan
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