A Vist to Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple on Clark and Lunt

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Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. A temple is a place of worship for followers of Hinduism. The important aspect of a Hindu temple is that it not only focuses on communal worship but it also serves as the home of God; most temples “enshrine Vishnu, Shiva, or the Goddess and their encourages.” Although it is not mandatory to visit a temple, it is considered to be a vital role in the Hindu community.

The “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” was the very first temple I visited. There was a little garden area that led to the first door. The door to the entrance was quiet simple, not like I expected. I have always thought the temple doors would be highly decorated, representing an elegant line of antique furniture. As I stepped inside, we were to take our shoes off, as an act of respect and devotion. Visitors and worshippers are required to remove any footwear before entering. The shoes are taken off so they don’t make the house of God dirty; it is a normal custom in India. There was another door that led to the hall, where the murtis (statues) of the deities were present. Above my head, I witnessed a bell (ghanta) hanging down. This was to be rung before taking your first step in. Heading into the hall, I immediately noted how lively the atmosphere was and how clean and unsoiled everything was. Large crowds of people gathered around to prepare for the prayer. What I found really interesting was that unlike…