The Hindu Temple is non-sectarian and is open to all worshipers and other visitors who wish to know about Hinduism, spirituality, and yoga. Hinduism is not against any religion and it does not wish to proselytize others.
Academic narratives of Hinduism emphasize issues related to social hierarchy, customs, and sectarian divisions around the worship of Vishnu, Shiva, and the Goddess. Although, at one level Vishnu and Shiva are the Preserver and the Destroyer, respectively, at another level, due to recursion, Vishnu and Shiva, as well as the Goddess, are each the Creator, the Preserver, and the Destroyer.
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