The Temple

For thousands of years Hindu temples have been constructed, allowing people to immerse themselves in an atmosphere where they can worship a particular form of God, gather with other devotees, and become more connected to the Absolute. Though most Hindu temples are usually open to the public, it is important to enter each one with the understanding that it is a sacred space. Being conscious of certain etiquettes can help one navigate the hallowed grounds of a temple respectfully.


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The aarti plate should be moved around God in a clockwise direction completing a circle. While doing aarti, the plate should be waved between the Anahat and Adnya chakras.