Temple Etiquette


Temple Etiquette


Temple Etiquette

Temple Etiquette

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  • Temple Hours - Weekdays - 10:00 a.m to Noon and 5:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Weekends - 9:00 a.m to 8:30 p.m
                  A Multi Deity Hindu and Jain Temple
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Temple Etiquette

The Prayer Hall is a place for worship and ritual. Should you want to chat with your friends, kindly go downstairs or outside. Please be sensitive to those around you wishing to pray quietly.

Please keep your children from running around and playing inside the building. It is understandable that children cannot sit quietly for a long period of time. When they get restless, parents should take turns to take them outside. This way at least one parent can benefit from the ritual while the other is supervising the children. The same is true during performances at the cultural hall. It is very distracting to the performers and the audience to see young children running around in front of the stage or on the side of the auditorium. Also, children must not ride the elevator up and down or play with the water fountains.

Inside the building, cell phones/beepers must be on vibratory mode. If you receive a call, please go outside the temple or cultural hall.

Shoe racks are provided on both floors, please use them. Do not place shoes near doors or elevator.

Chewing gum, eating and drinking is strictly prohibited in the temple hall. You may eat dry food Prasad given to you by the priest (this includes: almonds, raisins, cashews, etc). Any other type of Prasad (fruits, ladoo, sweets, etc) is to be eaten outside the hall or taken home.

Please keep the premises clean. If you see trash anywhere, please pick it up – even if it is not yours.

Restrooms: The more we keep this area clean the better for everyone as we all would like to use clean restrooms. Please flush and wipe the toilet. Also, wipe the sinks area after use.

This is your temple. Please help us keep it clean.

Bharatiya Temple and Bharatiya Cultural Center offers these suggestions in the hope of making the experience of worship and learning in our facility as comfortable and meaningful as possible.

We thank our devotees for their cooperation and understanding

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