What we should not do in Temples:
If we go to our favorite celebrity's house, we would probably have to wait a long time just to see them. When we finally get a chance, we'll keep our eyes wide open to admire their beauty / personality etc..
The same thing applies to God also. We go to temple to get some peace. When arati is shown, we must drink only His 'azhagu kOlam'. If we have to close our eyes, we can do that from home
. When we sit there, we should bring His Divine Dharshan in our mind and enjoy ourself. We should spend time thinking about God and then, if we have any praarthanai (of course we have a lot
), we can tell at that time.
If we sit in the temple and there also, we talk to our friends our sondha kadhai sOga kadhai, then how will we get peace? Hehe.
Also, I wonder why some serials show devotees going around the Sannidhi in the wrong direction - appradhakshinam? God should be on our right side while we go around clockwise. (Men change their poonals only when doing 'apara kaaryam')
Maybe serials are showing it wrong coz it's easier for shooting? But kids these days learn so much from serials, it'll be good if they show it correctly!
Actually, there are so many things for "do/don't do" in temples which a lot of people are not aware of. I mentioned only the above points, because these repeatedly come in all serials.
Anyway, the post went much longer than I anticipated, but I wanted to share this with everyone. Thanks for reading.