Parikrama (Sanskrit)

Parikrama (Sanskrit)

:"For the Indian rock band of the same name see Parikrama (band)"Parikrama is a Sanskrit word which literally means "the path surrounding something." Mostly used as a verb in context to religious deities, "doing" a parikrama is a symbol of prayer. Most Hindu temple structures include various Parikrama paths. There could be one surrounding the main deity, other paths could be broader being concentric to the main path. However, its not uncommon to find non-concentric parikrama paths in a single temple structure. At times the outermost parikrama path covers the whole village/town/city, thereby implying that the length of the path can stretch into kilometers.

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