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What do Hindus do in the Mandir?
November 11, 2011 5:58AM
As Christians pray in Church, Hindus pray in Mandir a.k.a Hindu temple. It is place of worship, where Hindus pay respect to God.
Other names for Hindu temple are Mandir, Devalayam, Devasthanam, Kshetralayam, Jambalaya, Ko-ail, Aalayam, Deula, etc.
The devotees also hold special ceremonies like Arti, Archane, Abhisheka, Utsava, Rathotsava, Kumbhabhisheka and other Kainkaryas.
Sometimes, in the the temple premises, people perform Harikathe (stories of Hindu Gods), sing devotional songs, dance Bharathanatyam, etc.