Sunday, August 5, 2007

Morning Worship... Hindu Style...

While we were running our errands, we had the opportunity to watch some Hindu worship in action at a local temple. Some things to note if you can see the pictures here (sorry they’re so small… they have to be in order for me to be able to load them to the blog page given our internet connection):

* “The Cow” – as you probably know, cows are sacred in the Hindu system of worship, and so people bow down before their images, worship them, present them with flowers and garlands, and ring the bells around their necks. Why ring the bells, you might ask? According to Raj, they ring the bells to “wake the gods up so that they might hear their cries for help”.

* “The Cobra” – snakes are not only feared, but also revered here in India. I’m not exactly sure what all the significance is, but the cow statue is constructed in such a way that the cobra is drinking from its udder.


Anonymous said...

to brandy its a good thing you did speech class last semester it was early training for india and you didnt even know it good thing your face is red from the sun cause i know how you get sometimes talking to crowds im very proud of you way to be love Your hubby rick

Tara & Sean said...

Good job, Brandy. We're very proud of you and can't wait to hear your stories when you get home.

The girls say that they love you and miss you.

See you soon!

Anonymous said...


It looks like you're having an amazing time! We are all praying for you and the team. God's spirit is stronger than any speaker system!! Keep on standing strong.

We can't wait for our 'Sunshine' to return home! I'm trying to keep Ricky feed, and he's doing 'pretty' good... :)

God's strength with carry you through

TO MAMA DEB: Praying for you too, mom! Hang in there, Deb, your angel will be home soon :)

Love ya,
Mama Cheryl and Ralph