World Religions Class Visits Local Hindu Temple

V. Parker
The Upper School World Religions class had a Friday afternoon field trip to the nearby Wilton Hindu Mandir. While there, the students got a tour of the facility and shared some of their own knowledge about Hindu practices and gods with each other. In the past, the class has visited a Hindu temple in Middletown, CT but this relatively new temple in Wilton provided a perfect opportunity to experience Hinduism locally.

World Religions teacher Kate Parker-Burgard said, "The students were surprised to experience something like this in their own community. None of the students had been inside a Hindu temple before. They were fascinated by the ornate statues, varied offerings, striking colors and overall visit."  Senior Caroline Nevin added, "It was really interesting to discover what the colors represented and to learn more about the different gods." This class is designed to expose students to the world religions in a variety of ways. Their next stop will be the Buddhist Monastery in Carmel, NY.
 
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