Sunday, March 6, 2016

Namaste..



It makes me very happy whenever we come across unexpected discoveries as we travel in and around Perth. Coming home on a different route from Mundaring Weir last week, traveling along Marshall Road, the flags waving gentle in the breeze atop the Sikhars (designed and sourced from India) of the Shree Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) caught my eye.. you can read about the temple history here.


The gated architectural arched passage structure, also sourced from India leads through to the car park and the 'welcoming fountain furnished with Shivji waterfall'. Although I personally have issues believing in a benevolent 'presence', it makes me happy to think that for those who do, religious diversity is alive and well in Perth. On Thursday we passed a Buddhist Temple, show you next Sunday! Hope that you're enjoying your weekend, take care and stay safe... 


This just made me smile... quite right too :)



32 comments:

  1. I do like the design of the place!

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  2. Pretty! I envy your multiculturalism, where everybody gets along.

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  3. What a beautiful place. It must bring an inspiring feeling to it's followers. Love the sign too!

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  4. Very nice to see the different religious buildings there, I like that first photo with the towers.

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  5. The buildings are magnificent.

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  6. Very pretty. One question...do horns make a hooting sound?

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  7. It is a beautiful building.

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  8. Ah, you do have some lovely places to spend time!! Thanks for sharing!! I hope you have a great new week!!

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  9. Hi Grace, what a great find on your drive home. Last year we came across a Hindu temple just outside of Austin, Texas and spent an hour touring the grounds. They were most welcoming and friendly. Love the sign.

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  10. For a minute I thought it was another holiday.

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  11. The sign is a hoot!!!! :-)

    That's quite a discovery! And interesting too. And so different!

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  12. Rather modern design for the temple, Grace! What a great find!

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  13. Aaaaahhh, I wanted to hoot! Beautiful place Grace.

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  14. In interests of balance, after the Buddhist temple, we must see a Christian church, followed by a place many of us worship on a Sunday morning, a cafe.

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  15. Interesting Grace, I look forward to seeing the Buddhist temple...got to get one of those signs...

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  16. Very special place. You take care, can't have you laid up too long!!

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  17. The first picture looked like traditional Hindu architecture. Then I saw the second, which looks like an American strip center. The last shot reminds me of the list of prohibitions I saw here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobcrowe/3972428321/in/photolist-77xsnz-76mzFM-76mzM2-76mzUa-77vxju-76jLZN-76jN9C-76jMxb-76ecii-76eckD-76i6yU-767bCk-76b5Bs-765a7i-765a6M-763XjD-766Bpb-742Jxt-762HaP-73NzdF-73Swq3-71wxjn-71AwZy-71wx9Z-71Ax99-71yhPL-7zvqKB-71uijH-71yhP7-71yhNJ-71uiiT-71yhLU-71yhNh-71yhMm-71yhMQ-71uihg-71uihp-71AxjE-71HcaJ-71yhKC-71yhKb-71yhJQ-71yhJ5-71uifg-71yhHA-71izRf-71arbn-71efK2-7sd4hk-71dTXF/lightbox/

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  18. Perth has it all, Grace! No hooting :-)

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  19. Love those little towers atop the temple.

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  20. The 'no entry' sign certainly made me smile. Seriously though, the building looks beautiful.

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  21. And namaskar to you. Mandir are so often beautiful!

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  22. The gate is beautifully designed.

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  23. It's a very beautiful place. I'm with you on the "presence," but I might "hoot" driving by. Nah, just kidding.

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