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Friends Event: Idols, Idle Worship, and Murti Puja

Leicester Friends Event
Saturday, 30 June 2012 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Rothley Street
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?
Friends of the OCHS - Leicester