Tuesday, March 29, 2011

my appreciation....

On Sunday, March 27, I tried my best to express my appreciation for the Hindu tradition.

The service ended with kirtan, led by John Calabria on harmonium and dhotara (sometimes spelled "dotara").  John is pictured above with his dhotara (which means "two strings").  It was wonderful to have John's music and gentle spirit there with us.

Here's a picture of the sanctuary space on Sunday. You will notice a banner with Hanuman, and John's harmonium. You will notice that we used orange, too, as an important color in Hinduism.

Below is a close-up of the altar, where you will see Hanuman, Krishna, Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati (very small) and Shiva... On the floor are Lakshmi, Ganesh, and Ram and Sita and Lakshman with Hanuman.