Just a few miles down the road from my house is a Hindu temple. The Swaminarayan Temple In Byron, Georgia. I decided that I wanted to check it out one morning. It was in interesting experience. Unfortunately the construction to the temple is ongoing, and the most distinctive features, the spires, were unfinished. But a little imagination can fill in the blanks.
I decided to try going inside, and was not disappointed. There are rather ornate displays to the Indian pantheon. I was met by a friendly monk who kindly explained to me some of the basic tenants of the Hindu religion. It was fascinating. I witnessed a ceremony that was quite inspiring. And when I left I felt like I did something new and interesting. I think I need to visit some bigger Hindu temples around the state and see if they are as friendly.