The religious landscape of America has drastically changed over the past 30 years. Most striking has been the great influx of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs. Diana Eck, who has mapped this dramatic development, has stated: "Today we have the unparalleled opportunity to build intentionally and actively, a culture of pluralism among people of many cultures and faiths in America."
This outstanding series of illustrated books is designed to show young readers ages 6-10 the who, what, when, where, why, and how of traditional houses of worship, liturgical celebrations, and rituals of different world faiths. The goal is to empower readers to respect and understand their own religious tradition and those of their friends and neighbors.
What You Will See Inside a Hindu Temple by Dr. Mahendra Jani and Dr. Vandana Jani is a handy guide with material on visiting God, the use of the symbol Om, the many forms of the Divine, the devotional practices of arati and kirtan, performing puja, learning through scriptures, honoring teachers, celebrations and festivals, and much more.