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Styles Of Worship In Indian Temple
Styles Of Worship In Indian Temple

Umesh Upadhayay
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Styles of worship in Indian temples can basically be separated into the three cardinal Indian religious faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Let us discuss about the styles of worship in Indian temple

Posted On : 4/15/2009 3:08:09 AM

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Nilanjana Rai
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In a land as diverse as this the ways of worshipping the supreme power truly varies. Hinduism is known for its elaborate rituals, from taking a dip in the holy rivers, wearing clean clothes, carrying offerings for the deities sweets, incense sticks, flowers, vermillion, chunri and even ornaments . Keeping fasts is a common phenomenon in Hindu style of worshipping. The Hindu temples are thronged by people in the evenings, during the aartis. The aartis, however, are also part of the early morning prayers at temples. The ritual of diksha is also an integral part of Hindu worship. Buddhism and Jainism also have this concept. As far as Buddhist and Jain forms of worship are concerned you can check out the following link: http://www.indianetzone.com/39/styles_worship_indian_temples.htm

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Albert D souza
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ndia being a country assimilating and admitting loads of diverse religious factions, it is rightly termed a sovereign socialist secular democratic republic since post-Independence. As such, teeming massed are witnessed each day paying their hallowed visits to their respective religious institutions, espousing the style of worship in their own free will. For instance, Hindus are known to make an elaborate affair prior to visiting a temple. Devotees are known to take a dip in holy waters, followed by donning of new and clean clothes, after which they are also witnessed to buy the prasadam offering to be dedicated to the Almighty , finally entering the sanctum bare-footed. Style of worship in Indian Buddhist temples scrupulously abide by meditation, forming a part of the ritualistic practices. The prayers are broached with the calling forth of a sangha. After the Sangha has been evoked, sadhaka or dharma students complete three prostrations, also popular as three gates or three aggregates. They comprise the body, the speech and the mind. The three prostrations also specify that the student has acknowledged the three bodies of Buddha: the Dharmakaya, the Smbhogakaya and the Nirmanakaya. While abiding by the ritualistic prostrations, it is customary that five parts of the body touch the ground. These five body parts include the two palms, the two knees and the forehead, representative of the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. The other renditions of the protestations typify the five wisdoms springing forth from the five Buddha families and the five Buddha energies.

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Posted By : Albert D souza   Posted On : 4/15/2009 11:30:20 PM  Go

ndia being a country assimilating and admitting loads of diverse religious factions, it is rightly t..


thanks Albert.. I would like to tell here the Jain style of worship. The Jain style of worship in Indian temples firstly commences with the obligation to refrain rigorously from meat, fruit and wine and drink only that water which has been utilised earlier by someone else for cooking. The judgment behind this thought is that if by drinking such water if a Jain does harm to any living organism in the water, the guilt for that rests not on the Jain who drinks it but on the person who first used it for cooking. For that very same reason a Jain monk never bathes, lest he should unwittingly destroy life. In times of offering prayers to Almighty, as such, Jainism never binds devotees under any stringent rules. A Jain monk is allowed to move about only on foot and he is also prohibited from lighting a fire or to breathe explicitly, for which a piece of white cloth is tied loosely around his mouth.

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Worshipers in major temples typically bring in symbolic offerings for the prayer or puja . This includes fruits, flowers, sweets and other symbols of the bounty of the natural world. Temples in India are typically surrounded by small mom-and-pop stores called dukan in Hindi which offer them typically wrapped in organic containers such as banana leaves. When inside the temple, it is typical to keep both hands folded together as a sign of respect. The worshipers approach the inner sanctum, recite sacred Sanskrit verses called mantras , follow the instructions of the priest called the pujari , meditate & pray called puja , and, present the offerings to the feet of the God-form the murthy symbolising total submission and immersion into the All Loving Being. The murthy is typically placed on a mandap or pedestal surrounded by beautiful offerings such as colorful cloths, flowers, incense sticks or agarbati and sounds such as from a conch or large bells. The mantras you utter are typically words like Om Namo Narayana or Om Namah Shivaya which means Obeisance to Narayana vishnu or Salutations to Shiva . These are followed by a series of shlokas or verses from the holy texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads or Vedas. Upon the conclusion of the prayer, devotees get down on their knees or even fall flat on their stomach and bow before the symbol of the All Loving Being and mentally state whatever is felt in their hearts. If a priest or Pujari is present, he is likely to provide sacred symbolically-blessed food called Prasad to the devotee. He may also apply a holy red mark called Tilak to the forehead of the devotee symbolising blessings. Visitors to famous temples often feel inner joy, harmony and peace at this point. Finally the worshiper or visitor would walk clock-wise around the sanctum sanctorum , stop once on each side, close their eyes and pray to the All Loving Being. The worshipper may receive a sprinkling of the water from the holy river Ganges while the pujari states Om Shanti which means peace be unto all .

Posted On : 4/22/2009 9:47:35 PM

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