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Today I visited a Hindu Temple. They're very tall and seem to be pretty old. It came to a point at the very top. This is one of the many places of worship.


The second place I visited is a Mandir. It was very different. The Mandir looked almost like a castle and the tops were rounded. This religious architecture reflects a synthesis of arts, the ideals of dharma, beliefs, and values.



Today I visited a Buddha. They all look similar but are different in various ways. They look like people, but unrealistically. Many Buddhists will visit a Buddha and chant barefoot. I learned that it is important that your feet need to be facing away from them when you go to worship.

Buddha Temple

I also visited a Buddha temple while exploring today. They're like nothing I've ever seen before. It was very distinct and there was a Buddha in the center of the temple. When Buddhists visit to worship they listen to monks chanting from religious texts and take part in prayers.



The first place I visited today was a Synagogue. They are a little similar to churches. They have the Jewish symbol on the outside of the building. This is where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction.


The second place I visited today was a Shul, or a Jewish Temple. They are pretty similar to Synagogues I visited earlier. This Shul looked like an aged building or temple. A Shul is a place where Jews can go and worship their god.


Christian Symbol

Early this morning I visited a Christian worship site. These are crosses. Crosses are the symbol of Christianity. The cross is a symbol of the atonement and reminds Christians of God's love in sacrificing his own son for humanity.

Christian Church

Later on today I visited a Catholic church. It was very colorful. Catholic churches serve as a place where you go to worship.



During today's adventure, I visited a Mosque. The building was extremely tall. As you can see in the picture, there's all pillars and some with rounded tops. Mosques hold a special place and it is obligatory for every Muslim to visit mosque five times a day to offer all prayers.

Somnath Temple

The very last place I visited on my journey was the Somnath Temple in India. There was a lot of gold. It definitely looked older. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot. The temple is considered sacred due to the various legends connected to it.


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