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  1. Twelve Squared 122 Krisy Feltner Steve Feltner Dale Hegbom Maria Lage Josh Torres MODERN HINDUISM IN THE U.S.

  2. BRAHMA SAT-TAT-AUM BRAHMA VISHNU SHIVA

  3. VISHNU • Ultimate Reality by his followers. • Protector or sustainer of the world • 10th incantation

  4. SHIVA • The Destroyer • The Ultimate Reality by her followers • Divine Yoga's

  5. Temples • 200 Hindu temples across North America • More than 75 % were designed and constructed in the past three decades • A place where God may be approached and where divine knowledge can be discovered • “The gods always play where groves, rivers, mountains and springs are near, and in towns with pleasure gardens.”

  6. Temple Aspects • Water - Purifying element & River of Life • Vertical elevation relating to the mountains • The garbagriha relating to caves • GODS

  7. Life Stages Four stages (ashramas) Brahmacharga Grastha Vanaprastha Sanngasu

  8. Rituals • Ayurveda • Hatha Yoga • Puja (pooja) • The Sadhu (holy man)

  9. Weddings(Hindu Ceremonies) Ceremonies 4 to 5 days Open space under a decorated canopy or mandap Mandap is made of red and silver color Brides place or a common place

  10. Wedding Ritual • Seven step or santa padi • Bride’s sari-tied on the grooms sari shawl draped from his shoulder to her sari • Pinky’s are linked around the fire • 7 blessings or vows • Puffed rice –representing prosperity

  11. Festivals • January Makar Sankranti • The sun begins to move northwards • Charitable by giving grains, clothes andmoney • spiritedly fly kites all day • FebruaryShivratri • Lord Shiv whose marriage to Parvati • Fasting • Night vigil • Perform Shiva puja with bili leaves & milk abhishek • March Fuldol or Pushpadolotsav • Festival of Flowers • Spray colored water on each other • September Ganesh's Birth • Waterless fast • Worshiped for ten days

  12. Festivals • October Navaratri • Victory of Lord's Shakti • 9 nights • Victory of good over evil • Perform sattvic folk-dances and chanting mantras • November Diwali • Cows are worshipped • Changed to offer money intead • November Bhai Beej • Invites her brother to have food • Consolidate the sibling bond.

  13. Conclusion GODS = BRAHMA+VISHNU+SHIVA Current Temples Rituals Weddings Festivals

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