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Discussion in 'Family and Personal Living' started by Riders, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Riders

    Riders Well-Known Member

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    So I'm gonna put some of the classes and activity my UU church up for november up and try to make up my mind which ones I want to go to next month.

    Heres 2 classes that meet every Sunday morning no matter what and I think both have a discussion debate afterwards.

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Adult Discussion Group
    Room 304
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Deepening Spiritual Practices
    Room 305

    Ill add some more.
     
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    So just yall can post your churches or religion's internery too its just interesting to see what churches have to offer.
     
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    Wow I found this I hope they are still having it. Im gonna call and ask. Ill have money by then and can pay for my taxi and lunch
    9:30 AM - 12:20 PM

    Brunch in Community hosted by Odyssey
    Channing Hall
    Kitchen
    Come solo, bring a friend, or bring the family--the important thing is that you come! Meet new folks or catch up with old friends. Brunch will be delicious! Proceeds benefit the Heritage Trip for 9th-graders. Adults - $8 Children under 12 - $4 Thank you for supporting this meaningful and worthwhile trip!

    WOW looks awesome!
     
  4. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Well, be careful what you ask for. This will surely make people's eyes glaze over. I'll do my best to decode and decipher. Puja simply means "worship". This is a large temple, so there's always something going on.

    These are some of the services that most Hindu temples perform, at some time or another. And they are performed whether there are attendees or not, even if the priest is the only one present. These are performed for the deities, not the attendees. The priests work to serve the gods. People are free to come and go as they please.
    • Venkateshwara, Guruvayurappan, Satyanarayana are names and forms of Vishnu.
    • Chandi, Lalitha, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Bhudevi, Sridevi, Parvati, Kannika Parameshwari are names and forms of the Goddess.
    • Rudra is Shiva.
    • Ganapathi is Ganesha.
    • Navagraha are images of Nine "Planets", actually the deity that rules each celestial object... Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Sun, the North and South Lunar Nodes, the Moon.
    • Ayyappa and Subrahmanya are sons of Shiva.
    • Abhishekam is a bathing and dressing puja. The murti (statue, idol) of the deity is cleaned, anointed with different substances, and covered in fabrics and ornaments, and flowers, as a royal person would be.
    • Homam is a ritual fire that is lit, ghee (clarified butter) is poured into it, mantras and hymns are chanted.
    • Seeveli is carrying an image of a deity on a cart around the interior of the temple... a procession, really.
    • Sahasranama Parayanam are chantings of names of the particular deity. The Sri Vishnu Sahasranama takes 30 minutes.

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    Wow thats cool!Sounds social to me.
     
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    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Actually no. Hindu temples are not usually places of "social congregation" like Christian churches. Though they can get boisterous at times. I'll see if I can pluck a pic or three from the temple website to give you an idea..Brb...

    Got some from a few festivals...

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    Now, imagine all these people just milling about, going from shrine to shrine. On an ordinary day there's nowhere near this many people. Regardless of the good fortune and divine blessings I'd receive, you can't get wild horses to drag me anywhere near a crowd that size.

    So, people do meet and greet, chit-chat, but largely go about their business. They usually find a spot to settle into and do their own thing... praying, meditating, chanting. The only thing that's organized is what the priests are doing. Most seating is on the floor, but since I cannot sit on the floor (orthopedic problems), I get a folding chair and park myself in a corner, or near a sanctum off to the side.
     
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    For readers besides you. That's the regular stuff. There are also pradoshas, kritikas, chaturthis, and really soon, Deepavali (Divali) Skanda Shasthi, Sivalaya Deepam, and more. We're entering a more intense time for festivals.
     
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    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Yep! We do love festivals and rituals. Divali is next weekend. :)
     
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    The two main temples here are celebrating on different nights because of variance in panchangs. Boss will go to both, but I'll probably just choose one. I remember teaching at a school that had quite a few Ukrainian students, and they all stayed home on Ukrainian Christmas day.
     
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    That drives me nuts. I missed Dusshera this year by one day because of that. I should have ignored everything but the temple calendar. :rolleyes:
     
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    hehehe ... Hey you have a few more years, and maybe several lifetimes to go. No hurry, no worry. I missed Sivaratri in Kauai due to an unstoppable nosebleed. I do get a kick out of the temples that proclaim theirs is the right date though.
     
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    Sorry Riders for hijacking your thread. I'll stop now.
     
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    WOW neat
     
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    UU has groups that meet in peoples houses like Christian churches do to but its not a requirement. They have different classes and also classes with debate groups afterwards. They different classes stuff you can go to.

    I can emet single men and all sorts of people all ages.
     
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    Oh no its fine use it to discuss whatever Im about to use this subject to change it a little myself. But stay on the worship topic.
     
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    Oh ok so now its time for holidays. Oh lord and here I am single and alone again. I will completely die if Im not going to church this year. I have to participate in activities. Im going to classes with debates maybe movie night and brunch and service.. I have ti participate so I can socialize at church. Every year more people kills themselves at Christmas time then any other time and I sorely get really depressed I hate itt UGH!!!!!!!!!!!

    Its gonna be rough unless I'm going to church activities............
     
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    I've never been to a Hindu Temple. I have been to Hare Krishna temple. They have a class with Guru who teaches and some discussion every Sunday maybe more then that I don't know.They also have Kirtan. We danced and chanted Hare Krishna with the flowers and Gods and Godesses and music and rituals. It was pretty cool. Then they serve Vegetarian food afterwards.

    Ut was pretty social I got to meet some people. If I were to go to a Hindu Temple it would be back to Kalachandjis. Its a beautiful temple. I maybe go visit sometime this year.
     
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