A mudrā is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and traditions of Dharma and Taoism.
Little late in wishing everyone a Happy Ganesha Chaturthi!
What’s your favorite name of Lord Ganesha? Mine’s Ekadantaya!
I haven’t prayed in about a year. It feels peaceful.
“The greatest illusion in this world is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different are actually one and the same.” -Guru Pathik
Furthermore a dress code was in place, which is fine. No dresses or skirts above knee length.
The problem is when they only enforced it on only girls who have hit puberty by making them wear a bright orange wrap. And everyone who works there are clearly looking, judging, and laughing at you.
You also have to pay a deposit to wear the wrap and they make it so hard to find where to return the article that unless you spend a good amount of time looking, you basically gave the temple another donation.
Along with my last post about the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple:
Swami Vivekananda did not go to Chicago to tell the world about the “One True Dharma”. He spoke about accepting all religions as paths to God. You’re implying exactly the opposite message he wanted to send.
The installment about the woman in Hinduism always mentioned who the woman was a daugther of or who she was married to. One of the plaques even said that this figure was a great example of how EVEN A WOMAN can be a great Hindu figure.
So much for a modern temple.
The Swaminarayan Akshardham temple in Delhi is more like an amuesment park than a legitamite temple, in my opinon.
The temple and grounds are gorgeous and well maintained, but it just screams business to me.
Like it has a Coca Cola sponsorship….