Today we visited a Hindu temple. It was 55 years old!!! It was still in very good condition though, because the Hindus believe in good hygiene. It was very interesting, and I learned a lot. For example, the number of gods they have is 350,000,000 (three hundred and fifty million), and I found that amazing.

When we got to the temple, we had to take our shoes off, and then were greeted by a man named Hiro. He took us into the temple and explained everything about it.

The 2 things that stuck out the most in the temple were 1) a big bell hanging from the roof, and,  2) the way that people poured milk over 3 statues of the gods. First, I'll explain about the bell. You see, after people had finished praying, and pouring milk on the gods, they walked to the middle of the room, and rung the bell. It was quite a loud bell, and afterwards Hiro told us that it was to make people alert.

Now I'll tell you about the people that poured milk over the gods. In on of the smaller temples, (inside the BIG temple!), there were 3 statues. One was a serpent, one a china pot, and the last one was a goat. Whenever anybody walked in, they brought a carton of milk, and after pouring water on the statue from a bowl hanging from the roof, they put on the milk. Hiro told us it was to give them a bath, and I found that really cool!

Thanks for reading!!!!!!!!!
anonymous
11/24/2009 00:31

It sounds a really fascinating place, and also as if you found it very interesting!

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