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    Re: Which temples are open to everyone?

    Namaste,

    As the OP, let me please remind people that the topic is on which temples are open to all. If you could kindly take the discussion of why women go or don't or whether or not they should go during the time of menses to another thread, I would very much appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amala View Post
    Namaste,

    As the OP, let me please remind people that the topic is on which temples are open to all. If you could kindly take the discussion of why women go or don't or whether or not they should go during the time of menses to another thread, I would very much appreciate it.

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    Amala, you asked what temples were open to everyone and one of the answers is...

    Every temple has some "not allowed" for different reasons one of those reasons is menses.
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    Re: Which temples are open to everyone?

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    Re: Which temples are open to everyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastern Mind View Post
    Vannakkam Amala: In my city it is none.

    Aum Namasivaya

    If you live in a large city, you probably have an ISKCON temple. I contacted their main office and they wrote back stating that they do not bar anyone entrance. They do not support the practice of excluding others. I am waiting to hear back from the Ramakrishna Mutt and the Gauriya Mutt on that topic.

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    Re: Which temples are open to everyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by NayaSurya View Post
    Amala, you asked what temples were open to everyone and one of the answers is...

    Every temple has some "not allowed" for different reasons one of those reasons is menses.
    As I wrote in the previous posts, ISKCON does not support the exclusion of others. Everyone is welcome.

    The focus of this thread is not to debate the correctness of ones actions or thinking, but simply to locate those temples that would suit those who prefer an open temple best.

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    Namaste

    If you have not received an answer so far, chances are less you are going to get one here.

    Whether you find an "open temple" or not, i think it is one's responsibility to not engage in making garlands for Deities or anything related to Deities at the time. Being just a spectator or audience is a different story.

    That is why i asked "What do you expect or mean by participation ?" but did not receive any answer...

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    Re: Which temples are open to everyone?

    Namaste,

    In order to answer your question, Smaranam, I first have to correct your quote. What I wrote was "... [they] expect menstruating women to stay out," meaning they are expected not to enter the temple at all. I haven't been interested in "participating" at this point, just wanting to get in the door. :-)

    Thank you for your gentle response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaranam View Post
    Namaste

    If you have not received an answer so far, chances are less you are going to get one here.

    Whether you find an "open temple" or not, i think it is one's responsibility to not engage in making garlands for Deities or anything related to Deities at the time. Being just a spectator or audience is a different story.

    That is why i asked "What do you expect or mean by participation ?" but did not receive any answer...

    Jai Shri KrushNa

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    Namaste Amalaji, it was this that you said that triggered my qn :
    Quote Originally Posted by Amala View Post
    But I'd still like to participate at a temple.
    The word participate rather than attend or visit. That is why i asked.

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    Re: Which temples are open to everyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by smaranam View Post
    Namaste Amalaji, it was this that you said that triggered my qn :


    The word participate rather than attend or visit. That is why i asked.

    Jai Shri KrushNa
    Namaste Smaranam Ji,

    My apologies. I looked back over my posts and missed that one. That *is* misleading, isn't it. By that I simply meant 'take part in' as in attend, as you surmised.

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    Here in Edmonton, all of the temples are open to everyone. While there are a few who are intolerant and try to bully non Hindus or Hindus of non Hindu origin, most of the Edmonton Hindus, say %99 of them, are welcoming of everyone. I have attended many bhajans, satsangs, pujas, yagyas etc at all of the temples and found the atmosphere so wonderful and had many an opportunity to sing some bhajans or chant some stotras. The people do not give any importance to me being white. All they see is my devotion and my eagerness to learn more and more about Hinduism. And when I go, I do not see the people destroying all the food after I came in. Rather, they give me some to eat as they do for all the people attending. I am really happy to be a part of the Hindu community and really appreciate the warm accepting nature of my fellow Hindus.

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