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Hindu Religion
Travis R. Lewis II
REL 212/ Assignment 2
3/11/2013
Strayer University

Originally I had honestly no knowledge of the Hindu religion. Hinduism is one the religion that was not something that was in my presence; it seemed to resemble the Buddhism religion. The reason I thought they were connected together was because of their vivid colored attire, their physical similarities, and from the media portrayals. I did not hold many misconception of the religion because I assumed that it still had the same base as all religions. Most religion seem to base in some type of social obedience, a belief in a higher power, and says that they are seeking a eternal or world peace of some kind. As we all know the service and worship of God or the supernatural, commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance. The Hindu When I visited their temple it was a very unique experience, from the outside view their scenery was amazing. Upon entry through the gates the first sight will be the beautiful reflecting pool, next to a columned path that leads to the temple. The view of the outside alone gives a holy experience. The overly detailed engravings on walls on the outside of the building could keep onlookers captivated for hours. Once inside there is a very humble area where people place their belongings that leads to the marble floored alter room. This is the room that held most of the alters to their gods. In my opinion this was the best sight in the temple. They treat their gods to lavish gifts and also feed theirs shrines at specific times in the day. Every inch of this building had meaning. Stories from their religion were depicted through engravings; which covered every ceiling, column, and wall. Witnessing their worship is an interesting experience. It is completely different from the monotheistic religions. In their worshiping service there is…...

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