Post by markgraham on Mar 12, 2018 23:40:32 GMT 5.5
I've been wondering about this for a long time. Is it ok to sing bhajans in temples by yourself? I'm a coordinator in my university's Hindu Students Council and we're planning a trip to see the Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland, MA. Its a traditional South Indian Temple, that I've been to loads of times. And its always quiet and appropriate for meditation or internal reflection of sorts. The issue is that the majority of everyone in my university's group is North Indian, and they're used to something a little different, more communal I guess. They were pretty adamant on singing their bhajans in the corner or something, which seemed kind of weird. I'm wondering why there is such a difference between cultures and if there was a way to meld them together. I think I've heard people sing carnatic pieces or bhajans after certain pujas but I don't know if that's planned or anything. I'm just concerned, I don't want to disturb the fellow worshipers. I definitely plan on calling the Temple and getting a clear answer. But in the meanwhile, I'd really like to hear your thoughts.Thanks for your help!
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.