Walking Prayer

January 17, 2015 Comments Off on Walking Prayer

One way of prayer is to walk, either in a prescribed way, or an unplanned way.

Circumambulation is to walk around a sacred center. It could be a sacred space, temple, shrine, Kaaba, stupa, altars, idol or relics.

Circumambulation of temples or deity images is an integral part of Hindu and Buddhist devotional practice (known in Sanskrit as pradakśiṇā). It is also present in other religions, including Christianity, Sikhism, Judaism and Islam.
Source and more: Wikipedia

Around a stupa or holy places like Mt. Kailas

Around sacred shrines

Called pradakshina or parikrama. Around the sanctum sanctorum of a temple.

Around the Kaaba

Around the Torah specially on Hoshanot

Around the Holy Granth Sahib, sacred book

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