Religious Rites-Hindu religious rites are classified into three categories:
1: Nitya rituals are performed daily and consist in offerings made
at the home shrine or performing puja to the family deities.
2: Naimittika rituals are important but only occur at certain times during the year, such as celebrations of the festivals, thanksgiving and so on.
3: Kamya are rituals which are "optional" but highly desirable. Pilgrimage is one such.
Worship and pilgrimage-
Pilgrimage is an important aspect of Hinduism. It's an undertaking to see and be seen by the deity. Popular pilgrimage places are rivers, but temples, mountains, and other sacred sites in India are also destinations for pilgrimages, as sites where the gods may have appeared or become manifest in the world.
Once every 12 years, up to 10 million people share in ritual bathing at the Kumbh Mela festival at Allahabad where the waters of the Ganges and Jumna combine. Hindus from all walks of life gather there for ritual bathing, believing that their sins will be washed away. The bathing is followed by spiritual purification and a ceremony which secures the blessings of the deity.
The river Ganges is the holiest river for Hindus.
This city, also known as Benares, is situated on the banks of the Ganges and is one of the most important pilgrimage centres. It is said to be the home of Lord Shiva where legend has it that his fiery light broke through the earth to reach the heavens. A Hindu who dies at Varanasi and has their ashes scattered on the Ganges is said to have experienced the best death possible. Top
Our Mission:To follow Hinduism & let the people of our communinty to follow it with the help of Hindu Charity & Laxmi Narayan Temple.
Phase-1:You will be glad to know the total cost of the construction of Phase 1 of your Temple comprising of Ground Floor Hall, Kitchen ground services, boundary wall, parking
area, associated fees, and all professional services, comes to 675,667.
The Laxmi Narayan Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that the second phase of construction is underway.The building work has been progressing effectively whilst every effort has been made to resume temple services for the devotees.
However this is a big undertaking and completion of this project relies heavily on your moral and financial support. Without your ongoing support, charitable donations and continued fundraising this vision will not be possible.