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RedGlitter
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http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/200 ... temple.cnn



Listen for the statistics....

400 carved ceilings...900 volunteers handcarved the pillars...no steel was used in its construction...made of Turkish limestone. There was more but I couldn't catch it. I think it's pretty cool but that linoleum floor just kind of doesn't fit in a place with such artistry. :wah:
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Atlanta, GA: August 16 to 30, 2007



Atlanta Murti Pratishtha Video



Murti Pics
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Hi Celina. Those pictures are lovely. Are they of shrines?
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RedGlitter;691382 wrote: Hi Celina. Those pictures are lovely. Are they of shrines?


Hi Red, no they are not shrines, the pictures of deities are called murtis(idols). Murtis are sacred idol of God used to offer worship. People use them to take Darshan. Darshan means to see with reverence and devotion. Most people also offer prays to the deities and eat prasad(blessed, holy food). That's why there are dishes in font of the deities.



Pics of different Annakut Festival arrangement
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Murti Artwork



Lord Swaminarayan Artwork on Flickr

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BAPS Murtis

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Thanks Celina! I didn't know that. :)
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RedGlitter;691701 wrote: Thanks Celina! I didn't know that. :)
No problem. :)
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This is so very interesting to me and helpful to me in writing a paper on hinduism....thanks to Red Glitter and Celina for the information that you have posted!
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Thnaks RG, & Cel, very intresting, as well as very beautiful!!! :)
Cars :)

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