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What is the meaning of doing 'pradakshina' ?

Asked by tanuja, 24 Jan '13 07:55 pm
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When we visit a temple, we circumambulate the murti or the ALTAR. This is called Pradakshina. We cannot draw a circle withour a centre point. The Lord is the centre, source and essence of our lives. Recognising Him as the focal point in our lives, we go about doing our daily chores. This is the significance of Pradakshina.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 24 Jan '13 07:59 pm

 
  
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Every point on the circumference of a circle is equidistant from the centre. This means that whenever or whoever we may be, we are equally close to the Lord. His grace flows towards us without partiality. Pradakshina is done only in a clockwise manner as we do pradakshina, the Lord is always on our right. In India, the right side symbolizes auspiciousness. It it called the 'right' side and not the wrong one! So as we circumambulate the Lord, we remind ourselves to lead life of righteousness, with the Lord who is the indispensable source of help and strength, as our guide. We, thereby overcome our wrong tendencies and avoid repeating the follies of the past.
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Answered by anil garg, 25 Jan '13 01:14 am

 
  
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Wiki says - Parikrama or Pradakshina refers to circumambulation of sacred places in Hindu or Buddhist context. Parikrama means "the path surrounding something" in Sanskrit, and is also known as Pradakshina ("to the right"), representing circumambulation. Both words are mostly used in the context of religious deities in a temple, sacred rivers, sacred hills and a close cluster of temples, and "doing a parikrama" as a symbol of prayer is an integral part of Hindu worship.
Answered by truth exposed, 24 Jan '13 09:16 pm

 
  
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Wiki says - Parikrama or Pradakshina refers to circumambulation of sacred places in Hindu or Buddhist context. Parikrama means "the path surrounding something" in Sanskrit, and is also known as Pradakshina ("to the right"), representing circumambulation. Both words are mostly used in the context of religious deities in a temple, sacred rivers, sacred hills and a close cluster of temples, and "doing a parikrama" as a symbol of prayer is an integral part of Hindu worship.
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Answered by conviction, 24 Jan '13 07:57 pm

 
  
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Prarikrama,
what ganesh ji did , circumambulated his parents
Answered by manvika, 24 Jan '13 08:05 pm

 
  
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Circling around a temple or in marriage ceremony.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 24 Jan '13 08:05 pm

 
  
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Parikrama
Answered by Vishwanath V, 24 Jan '13 08:01 pm

 
  
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It is a way of expressing our belief in god surrounding gods path.
Answered by Meghna B, 24 Jan '13 07:58 pm

 
  
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