The Udasi 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.

The Udasi Temple is available the Deccan, Himalayas and Silk Road maps.

Unit Edit

Chakram: The only native Grenadier unit in the game with a great bonus against infantry and buildings. Up to 12 can be trained per settlement.

Chakrams are quite useful in rushes, as they can give a population free anti-building support in Colonial Age, but their use falls dormant in later games. Their most major problem is their range, but Army of the Pure can solve this, making them a very efficient native unit.

Upgrades Edit

Age Icon Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Sikh Gurus
Sikh Gurus 100 wood, 100 coin Explorer/War Chief/Monks get +50% hit points
Ages discovery
Punjabi New Year
Punjabi New Year 200 food, 200 coin Settlers/Villagers gather from Mills, Plantations, Farms and Rice Paddies 10% faster; livestock fattens 10% faster; Sacred Cows and Shrines gather XP 10% faster
Ages discovery
Army of the Pure
Army of the Pure 300 wood, 300 coin Chakrams get +4 LOS and +4 range
Ages fortress
Disciplined natives
Udasi Discipline Training 200 wood, 150 coin Upgrades Chakrams to Disciplined
Ages industrial
Honered natives
Udasi Honor Training 400 wood, 300 coin Upgrades Chakrams to Honored

Usefulness Edit

  • Punjabi New Year is useful for all civilizations, especially in later games.
  • Sikh Gurus allows Explorers to survive longer against Treasure Guardians, especially in early games.

History Edit

"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.

The Udasis are members of a Sikh sect that shares many of the same principles as Sikhism, that of a supreme God who governs with justice and grace, and the opportunity of every human being to become one with that God, while renouncing other practices. The very name “udasi” is from the Sanskrit “udas,” meaning to renounce.

The Udasi sect was created when the followers of Suri Chand, the son of the very first Sikh guru, Kanek, split from the dominant order of Sikhism. Early Udasis served as Sikh missionaries to the north and east of the Punjab, the Sikh holy land and site of their holiest shrine, the Golden Temple. They insisted that they were in fact Sikh, despite their physical appearance, which did not adhere to the traditional Five K’s of the Sikh: a sword, steel bracelet, long shorts, uncut hair, and comb. Other, more drastic differences, such as celibacy and a dedication to ascetic principals, forsaking bodily needs and desires for a disciplined, monastic spirituality, helped to define the sect and set it apart.

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