Saturday, March 20, 2010

Devi Mandir's Cosmic Altar

I created this blog at work, and I don't have a picture of my altar. But to start this thing, I've posted a favorite altar of mine, The Cosmic Altar at the Devi Mandir, the Tample of the Divine Mother, which is a Hindu temple in Napa, California.

I've been a fan of this temple for a long time. The two clergy members, Shree Maa and Swami Satyananda Saraswati, are quite beautiful people. Plus, Swami, an American that converted to Hinduism, has quite a bright and humorous personality that shines through the many videos on the site.

I was going to explain the symbols on the altar, evident by this 39-page slideshow, it's quite complicated. But, still quite beautiful.

So, as this is the blog's first altar post, I will ask that you share your altar as well. Just email me at wmbittner at gmail dot com with your picture or link to your picture, as well as a description, and any links, such as to your blog or titter if you would like.

1 comment:

  1. I simply loved your idea, and already emailed you with my photos, and posted about it at my blog! LOL

    It wuld be a nice idea if you could come up with a button for us to display!

    Kisses from Nydia.