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What must you do before you enter a Hindu holy place?
Preparing to Visit the Temple. Wash yourself before visiting a temple. Before you plan to go to temple, you should take a shower or bath. Anyone is allowed entry inside a temple, but since temples are spiritual places, it’s traditional to bathe before attending a temple.
How do you enter a temple?
Bend down to touch the bottom of the temple entrance with your right hand. Take that same hand and touch your heart, and then motion over your face, and then head, like you are pushing your hair back in the air. This signifies that your prayer comes from your heart and all of your body. Enter temple.
What do Hindus leave outside when they visit a place of worship?
Holy places where Hindus worship outdoors include hills and rivers. One of these holy places is the mountain range known as the Himalayas . Hindus believe that these mountains are integral to God as they represent the Hindu god, Himavat. In addition, Hindus consider many plants and animals to be sacred .
What are the days of worship for Hinduism?
Find out which day of the week is dedicated to which Lord!
- Sunday: Sunday is the day of Lord Surya or the Sun God, also addressed as Lord Suryanarayana.
- Monday: Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- Tuesday: Tuesday is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Kali and Lord Hanuman.
Who can enter the temple?
To enter the temple, an individual must be baptized, and after one year, may seek a temple recommend. The individual is interviewed by their bishop, during which the candidate is asked a series of questions to determine worthiness to enter the temple. The individual is also interviewed by his or her stake president.
How long does it take to get a temple recommend?
An adult member of the Church receives two interviews to receive a temple recommend—once by a member of their local bishopric, then by a member of their stake presidency (a regional leader). This recommend is valid for two years.