Mala Jayakumar is certainly one of 4 feminine monks entrusted with conducting non secular rituals on the Hindu Saivanerikoodam temple affiliation in Bern. swissinfo.ch adopted her in her preparations for a Friday ceremony.
The Hindu temple within the Swiss capital Bern is likely one of the few on the planet that enables ladies monks to officiate non secular ceremonies. It is also a primary within the Swiss Hindu group.
The concept of ordaining ladies monks in Bern happened because of interactions with curious non-Hindu guests to the multi-faith Home of Religions.
Mala Jayakumar leads the weekly ceremonial worship of the Saivanerikoodam Hindu temple’s principal deity Shiva. Jayakumar and three different ladies monks have been educated and ordained to carry out the non secular rituals which can be normally the protect of males.
Few outsiders know concerning the vibrant temple hidden behind the glass-façade of the very modern-looking Home of Religions in Bern. The native Hindu group gathers there to hope and search blessings from Shiva and different gods and goddesses which can be such an integral a part of their devotions. (Michele Andina, swissinfo.ch)
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