To visit a Temple is to visit God’s home. Prepare your body by bathing and putting on clean clothes. Traditional dress is best – Saris or long dresses for women, long dresses for girls, Dhotis for men and boys. Modest clothing suitable for sitting on the floor is suggested. Please do not wear shorts or hats. In anticipation of your visit, prepare your mind by thinking of God. You may bring a gift of fruits or flowers.
Shoes should be removed before entering the temple.
Greet the deities one by one, starting with Ganesha, pressing your palms together in Namaskara or prayer. You may offer each deity fruits, flowers or money. Try and feel the divine Presence. Bring your problems, your wishes, desires, and your sorrows to the Temple. The temple is the place to work with your problems. Feel free to meditate or sit quietly.
Please be respectful of the Gods and Their sanctity at all times. Never enter one of the altars or touch the deities. Do not sit with your feet pointing towards the deities or another person. Receive all offerings with your right hand. In India, the left hand is used for toileting whereas the right is used for eating and spiritual practices. Aside from these few restrictions, be yourself and worship as you wish. God will receive your devotion, however you offer it.
Special Festivals and Pujas/Homas information is updated on the website periodically, so please go to special events