Parikrama (religious practice)

Parikrama (Religious Practice)

Parikrama (religious practice)

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Parikrama is also referred to as Pradakshina. Both are Sanskrit words: Parikrama literally means "the path surrounding something" and Pradakshina literally means: to the right (Dakshina means right) representing Circumambulation (Sanskrit: Pradakshina; ). Commonly, both words are mostly used as verb (as elaborated in following sections), in context to religious deities in a temple, sacred rivers, sacred hills and a close cluster of temples, and "doing" a parikrama as a symbol of prayer, is an integral part of Hindu ritual.Circumbulatory or pathway around the shrine of the temples by keeping time is a common form of prayer in India. This pathway made of stone around the shrine is called Pradakshina path</blockquote>

There could be one surrounding the main deity, other paths could be broader being concentric to the main path. However, it...
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