Friends Event: Idols, Idle Worship, and Murti Puja
Leicester Friends Event
Saturday, 30 June 2012 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Leicester LE4 6LF
Anuradha Dooney of the Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies
When I visit a Hindu temple and the priest asks if I want to view the idols I know he does not want to demean his Murti but, as an Irish woman, the word idol has negative connotations. Is the priest worshipping God, a symbol of God, or is it all mumbo jumbo?