Importance of Hindu Temples


People often wonder, why should i go to the temples ? ‘Dēvālay’ (Temple) is an abode of God, meaning, the actual existence of God. ‘By going to a temple our wishes are accepted by God and we experience mental peace’ – with this faith the devotees visit a temple. It is said that God yearns for bhāv (Spiritual emotion). It does not matter which way a staunch devotee with bhāv has darshan (View of the Deity), he still experiences God’s grace; however, an ordinary devotee does not have as much bhāv and hence, it is imperative that he has darshan in a spiritually correct manner.

Spiritually scientific answers to various questions pertaining to the different acts one performs while visiting Hindu Temples, such as why enter a Hindu temple only after washing the feet, why have darshan of the Deity by standing beside the image of the tortoise present in front of the Idol (instead of doing this while standing in between or sitting down), what prayer to make while having darshan of the Deity, why, how and how many times to perform  pradakshiṇā (Circumambulation) around the Deity in Hindu Temples etc. are given in this series.

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