Sanatan Mandir, the oldest Hindu Mandir in Atlanta.
Welcome to Sanatan Mandir, the oldest Hindu Mandir in Atlanta. Our Mandir prescribes to the Sanatan values of Bharat (English: India). As an integral part of the vibrant Hindu way of life in Metropolitan Atlanta, the Sanatan Mandir serves as a platform for discharging one's religious duties as prescribed by Hindu scriptures. It strives to strengthen cultural ties by encouraging the study of scriptures and literature and celebrating religious holy days and festivals. It aims to foster harmony and unity in the family and the community. It seeks to facilitate the material and spiritual progress of the devotee and bring inner peace. You can learn more at their website: https://sanatanmandiratlanta.org
This week's challenge is about showcasing the facets of faith and Religion. We'd love to see scenes that show faith, joy, reflection, prayer and other emotions that embody religion (of course, not all emotions may be positive, depending on the story you are trying to tell). From quiet moments of contemplation to moments of joy in a procession celebrating a deity or perhaps poignancy at memorial services - it's about capturing an aspect of life that a vast majority of humans hold sacred. Of course you may also wish to highlight the issues of certain religions, or visually convey the viewpoint of those who choose to sit outside specific belief groups. You're not limited to portraits of people - some of the world's greatest architecture is seen at places of devotion and worship. You could also choose to get up close and personal with macro shots of items that are significant and used often: maybe well-worn pages of prayer books, or bells at a temple or perhaps some prayer beads or joss sticks. Whatever will help to convey the story you are trying to tell.