Indian Temples

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Hindu Temple - Customs and Etiquette
... The customs and etiquette when visiting Hindu temples have a long history and are filled with symbolism, solemn respect and veneration of Brahma's creation ... A bell (ghanta) hangs at the gate of many Hindu temples, which is rung at the moment one enters the temple ... Worshipers in major temples typically bring in symbolic offerings for the puja ...

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    Within the hollow crown
    That rounds the mortal temples of a king
    Keeps Death his court, and there the antic sits,
    Scoffing his state and mocking at his pomp,
    Allowing him a breath, a little scene,
    To monarchize, be feared, and kill with looks.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    As I went forth early on a still and frosty morning, the trees looked like airy creatures of darkness caught napping; on this side huddled together, with their gray hairs streaming, in a secluded valley which the sun had not penetrated; on that, hurrying off in Indian file along some watercourse, while the shrubs and grasses, like elves and fairies of the night, sought to hide their diminished heads in the snow.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)