June 7, 2010

Advance Notice

Sign up to take Hindu temple tour

A tour of the Hindu Temple in Riverdale on Saturday, June 12, from 1-5 p.m. is part of the educational programming surrounding the Carlos Museum exhibition of Indian jewelry, “When Gold Blossoms.”

Joyce Flueckiger, professor in the Department of Religion, will lead the tour and discuss the practices of Hinduism in Atlanta, the development of temples, and the ritual adornment of the deities.

At the Riverdale Hindu Temple, there are two temples: one to Shri Venketshvara and one to Shiva. Flueckiger will explore the different styles and functions of the two temples.

Buses depart from the Carlos Museum at 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for museum members and Emory students, faculty and staff. Pre-registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.

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