Thinking back to my trip in Kuala Lumpur, there are still a few things I have yet to write about so I thought I’d write a bit more on it for those who plan to take a visit there. There is a street called Jalan Tun H.S. Lee not too far from Chinatown that is home to a few shops selling all the party goods you could possibly want and interestingly a Hindu temple.
The temple had just been renovated when I went there and the colours were bright and vibrant. I must say its my first time inside a Hindu temple. There is one in Bangkok, which I must admit I have still yet to visit. It is on my “to-do” list.
The entrance is uniquely hindu with all the sculptures of the hindu gods. Many deities are depicted on the pyramidal shape above the front door and painted in a variety of colours. I see Ganesh, the diety that takes shape of an elephant. Others, I am not so sure of their names. The colours are striking though and very unique. It makes my senses tingle as it does when I experience something new.
Observing the ritual, I was asked to remove my shoes. There is a place to put the shoes and they are guarded by a few people so you can be sure your shoes won’t get lost.
Upon entering, I found a big hall with a centre clove where I suppose the main deity is placed. A few worshipers sit by the columns and watch the tourists walk around gathering in all the sights. It’s fascinating.. Incense burns in the middle sending out waves of smoke and a temple guardian walks around preparing things of worship.
I walk around and observe the peaceful atmosphere and feel as if I’ve seen a prelude of India. One day I will have to visit the country of the Taj Mahal and learn about it’s culture. There are so many places to visit in this lifetime, I shall have to start making a list.
Temples, churches and all places of worship are all peaceful and calm. Even since the times of the Egyptians. I wonder why we can’t make our outside world equally calm.