Temple Visit in Herning: Exploring the Science and Arts Behind Sacred Spaces
Did you know there’s a Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Herning for over two decades?
Join us for an enlightening talk & Temple visit in Herning, where we will explore the various aspects of temple disciplines like architecture, astrology, art, music etc., each of which contributes to the richness of spiritual, cultural, and philosophical traditions.
It’s a free event. Book your spot here👈
- Date: 22nd Wednesday
- 16:30 to 17:30: Talk at Huset no7, Herning
- 17:30: Dinner at Folkespisning👈, Huset no7 (60 dkk for dinner)
- 18:30: Meet at Teglvænget 93., Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple (Participants responsible for their transportation)
- 18:30 to 20:15: Temple visit and feeling the vibe.
- Fee: Free of cost
- Who can join: The talk is a basic introduction to the philosophy, culture, science, and arts associated with temples. The session will be conducted in simple English, making it accessible to all. We welcome anyone who is interested to join and participate. All are welcome to join.
- Booking: Book your spot here👈
Temples as Cultural, Spiritual, Artistic, and Educational Centers:
Temples are diverse centres that represent various aspects of philosophy, culture, and science. Beyond practising temple ceremonies, they promote cultural interactions, creative expression, and learning, making them an important part of a culture.
Architecture, Astrology & Sculptures
Temple architecture is a beautiful mix of art, design and spirituality to create a peaceful and sacred space where people can connect with their spirituality.
The position of the temple and the way it’s built are influenced by astrology or stars and planetary position to align the temple with the stars to create a connection with the cosmic energy. This helps in making the temple a more harmonious and spiritually powerful place.
Temples are decorated with sculptures and pictures, which is called iconography. The sculptures and images are like a mirror reflecting human emotions through the lens of divinity. The stories depicted often involve gods and goddesses experiencing various emotions like love, compassion, anger, and bravery. These divine tales serve as a guide, showing how humans can navigate their own emotions. The statues also represent qualities that people admire and strive for, such as courage, wisdom, and kindness. When you see these sculptures in a temple, it’s not just about the gods; it’s about recognizing those divine qualities within ourselves.
Temple ceremonies, music & Dance
Temples serve as places of worshipping the divine, hosting ceremonies conducted by priests. These ceremonies involve chanting mantras, prayers, and spiritual practices. Temples host and promote classical arts, classical music and dance forms like Bharatanatyam.