After a quick prayer and offerings made to the gods, the Manglik is now free to marry whosoever he or she chooses. The marriage with animals is also done for other less common reasons, like if the girl has some facial deformation or her teeth arrive too early. Naturally, girls draw the short end of the stick here, but these rituals are thankfully getting less common these days.
Though Mormons are told that their ceremony is representative of the ancient ceremony mentioned in the Bible, there is no evidence to suggest that Jewish worshipers in Bible times were ever threatened with death for merely revealing what went on inside the Jerusalem temple. Nor is there any evidence to suggest that the ancient temple rites were similar to those enjoined by Mormons in their temples.
Another important aspect is to identify the participants in the ceremonies in order to better understand the structure and operation of the temples and their personnel. By studying the people who performed the rituals (e.g., priests, exorcists, musicians, and singers), we can better grasp the functions of those working in the temples, not only in the enactment of the rituals, but also in other operational areas, such as in their economic, cultural and social spheres.
The rituals also provide highly valuable topographical information on the temples and their chapels, the altars and the pedestals where the deities were placed. As the instructions for the rituals always refer to specific gods and particular spaces, they are useful in reconstructing the topography of the temples (their size, structure, architectural features, and furnishings) and of the cities where the rituals took place (their street plans, bridges, and urban chapels). The texts provide information that we cannot study from the archaeological record.
The Egyptians believed strongly that every individual was responsible for his or her own life and that life should be lived with other people and the earth in mind. In the same way that the gods cared for humanity, so should humans care for each other and the earth which they had been provided with. This philosophy is evident in every aspect of Egyptian culture from the way they constructed their cities to the balance and symmetry of their temples and monuments. If one lived harmoniously in the will of the gods, then one was living in harmony with the concept of ma'at and the goddess who embodied that concept. One was free to live however one wanted, of course, and completely ignore the principle of ma'at, but eventually one would face the trial which awaited everyone: judgment in the Hall of Truth (also known as The Hall of Two Truths) in the afterlife. Wilkinson comments on this:
Imagine hearing the loud scream of possessed men and women at the temple. Mehandipur Balaji is one of the well-known mysterious temples in India and is an extraordinary pilgrimage site in Rajasthan. The priest here practices exorcism to free a person from a negative spirit in any form. However, it is a site of Lord Hanuman.
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