|crazythinker00 (crazythinker00) wrote,|
@ 2013-12-14 21:47:00
Livermore temple trip
Going to Livermore's Shiva Vishnu temple (or any temple, for that matter) is an experience I usually look forward to. It allows me to temporarily get away from the regular hectic nature of life, de-stress, and rejuvenate myself. If I am feeling down or bad about something, a temple trip will help me become more positive.
With this mindset, I looked forward to today's temple trip, and I was not disappointed.
Today is no exception. I went for a Samskritam class, during which we practiced some shlokas - short prayers (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shloka
After the class, I visited the temple itself and prayed to the various deities. Among the various priests I regularly see working here, I saw a priest that my family knows and has a very nice relationship with. He has conducted some important family functions for us over the years, so he also knows and remembers us. I had a chance to pay my respects to him and ask how his family is doing. Afterwards, the lunch served in the community center behind the temple was great. The lunch included rice with cumin and peas, spicy garbanzo beans, a potato curry, yogurt rice, Indian chips, and a sweet. To sum up, the temple trip was great.
I am looking forward to attending this temple once again during the following Saturday, as that is when the Samskritam camp will be held.