Monday, August 18, 2008

Freedom of Religion

Our apartment overlooks temples of three religions (Sikh Gudwara is not shown, mosque and a Christian church available one block further).
1) Hinduism: Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, this is the busiest place of worship, involving trumpeting, drums, frequent events involving many late arrivals, beautiful saris and the occasional meal.
2) Thai-influenced Buddhism: If you like your temple tall and stylish, then the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is the one for you. It also features a 300 tonne reclining Buddha who scorns photography.
3) Ornate Buddhism: The Leong San See or "Dragon Mountain Gate" Temple pleases the eye with bright red and glitters of gold. 4) Traditional Chinese Buddhism: For those who prefer a more rustic temple with fewer tourists.