For the Inca everything was based off religion; all of life came from the huacas. This made Coricancha highly sacred and important to the people, for it was the grandest temple of the sun, their major deity. All of life having begun from the sun and moon meant life should be spent worshiping them for the prosperity they provide. Religion kept the people connected and gave a system of order through rule by way of the Sapa Incas, said to descend from Inti. The temple being located in the center of the empire added to its centrality, it was the origin of their people and thus the nucleolus of the entire empire. This location made it accessible; not only could the capital reach all reaches of the empire, but communication, goods, and those on pilgrimage could reasonably reach the city and its sacred temple of gold.
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