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  • 6 Surprising Facts About Hindu Culture and Hinduism

    6 Surprising Facts About Hindu Culture and Hinduism

    3/3/2021 9:25:18 AM

    Hinduism is a unique faith, and not really a religion at all--at least not in the same way as other religions. To be precise, Hinduism is a way of life, a dharma. Dharma does not mean religion, but rather it is the law that governs all action. 

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  • Nataraj Symbolism of the Dancing Shiva

    Nataraj Symbolism of the Dancing Shiva

    2/22/2021 11:25:17 AM

    Nataraja or Nataraj, the dancing form of Lord Shiva, is a symbolic synthesis of the most important aspects of Hinduism, and the summary of the central tenets of this Vedic religion.

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  • Sadhana: Role of Sattvic Food in Spiritual Growth

    Sadhana: Role of Sattvic Food in Spiritual Growth

    2/1/2021 9:21:36 AM

    Why a pure diet improves our emotional balance and makes it easier for us to connect with God through bhakti and meditation

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  • Special Feature: Muralists of Kerala

    Special Feature: Muralists of Kerala

    1/20/2021 9:54:27 AM

    Meet the Contemporary Masters of an Amazing Temple Craft

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  • Culture: Chennai`s 2020 Kolam Contest

    Culture: Chennai's 2020 Kolam Contest

    1/20/2021 9:58:49 AM

    This year’s festival took place from January 9 to 12, in and around the famed Kapaleeshwarar Temple. The festival included 30 cultural contests, activities, and exhibitions with some 400 artists contributing.

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  • Vietnamese Ethnic Groups

    Vietnamese Ethnic Groups

    12/10/2020 11:22:53 AM

    Vietnamese Ethnic Groups.

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  • Vietnamese Family and Social Culture

    Vietnamese Family and Social Culture

    12/4/2020 10:54:14 AM

    Before the late 1980s, nearly all Vietnamese people lived in villages and the cultivation of wet rice was the principal economic activity. The basic component of rural society was the nuclear family, composed of parents and unwed children.

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  • Vietnam Catholics have vehicles blessed on Lunar New Year

    Vietnam Catholics have vehicles blessed on Lunar New Year

    2/10/2017 8:07:01 PM

    Catholics from a parish in northern Vietnam had their vehicles blessed during the country’s Lunar New Year festival as they seek divine protection on the road.

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  • In northern Vietnam, worshipping places fill with misbehaving pilgrims

    In northern Vietnam, worshipping places fill with misbehaving pilgrims

    2/10/2017 8:06:46 PM

    The first month of the new lunar year is often a time for Vietnamese to visit places of worship in order to wish for fortune and prosperity...

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  • About International Women`s Day (8 March)

    About International Women's Day (8 March)

    3/8/2016 8:44:22 PM

    International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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  • Malaysia must move beyond archaic gender norms

    Malaysia must move beyond archaic gender norms

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    It’s a tough life being a woman in Malaysia. Not only are we supposed to conform to gender norms, but also expectations on how to be ourselves based on cultural and religious expectations. Almost always, however, all these expectations are based on patriarchal leanings on...

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  • Concern, anguish as dowry-related abuse rises in Nepal

    Concern, anguish as dowry-related abuse rises in Nepal

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Five years after his eldest daughter married, Nawal Paswan, 41, is still paying off interest on a hefty loan of Rs 300,000 (US$3,000) for the dowry. Paswan, a construction worker from southern Nepal where the dowry system is rampant, had to give cash and gifts to the groom...

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  • Over a cup of tea: Reminiscing the rich culture we have

    Over a cup of tea: Reminiscing the rich culture we have

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    A day cannot begin, nor progress nor end without tea in Pakistan. Whether it’s the start of the day or work time, a cup of tea can refresh one. A day is just not complete without tea. What better than the ‘Kashmiri Chai’, also known as ‘Pink Tea’ ...

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  • Temple to the Whale God is a museum of gigantic skeletons

    Temple to the Whale God is a museum of gigantic skeletons

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Have you ever been to a museum showcasing gigantic skeletons of whales? The southern central province of Binh Thuan is home to famous landscapes, such as the ancient tower Po Sha Inu, the Ong Hoang (Prince) Palace, the Ta Cu Mountain and ...

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  • Thai Spirit Houses `sanphaphoom`

    Thai Spirit Houses 'sanphaphoom'

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Spirit houses are small building which looks like a miniature Thai house or Buddhist temple standing on a column or stand and can be found outside most houses, restaurants, businesses and hotels in Thailand.

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  • Christian Halloween Alternatives

    Christian Halloween Alternatives

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Many Christians choose not to observe Halloween. As one of the most popular holidays in our culture—for some more celebrated than Christmas—it can present a challenge for Christian families, especially when children are involved. Although I won't discuss...

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  • ABC`s of Rosh Hashanah

    ABC's of Rosh Hashanah

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    A handy checklist of everything you need to know for the New Year.

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  • Jews don’t say ``Happy New Year``

    Jews don’t say "Happy New Year"

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Ever notice that Jews don’t traditionally wish each other “happy new year”? Instead we say the Hebrew phrase “shanah tovah” which — in spite of the mistaken translation that appears on almost all greeting cards ...

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  • The environmental impact of traditional Chinese religion

    The environmental impact of traditional Chinese religion

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In the thousands of years of its history, Chinese religion and culture have evolved and integrated to become what they are today: A tradition that is part of the daily life of a typical Chinese individual.

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  • Sharmapa’s cremation

    Sharmapa’s cremation

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The reservations against the cremation of Tibetan religious guru Shamar Rinpoche, the lineage holder of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, on Nepali soil are understandable. First, as he is not a Nepali national the state is under no legal obligation....

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  • Easter 2014: How is it Celebrated Around the World?

    Easter 2014: How is it Celebrated Around the World?

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The tradition of giving chocolate eggs and decorating real eggs is ancient and pre-dates Christian customs. Engraved ostrich eggs more than 60,000 years old have been discovered in Africa and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver were commonly placed in the graves of ancient Sumerians and Egyptians 5,000 years ago.

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  • Holy Week Preparation

    Holy Week Preparation

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Holy Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for our family. Preparing for Christmas, especially when we have to plan celebrations for both sides of the family and possible travel is also busy, but it never reaches the level ...

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  • The drum skin ripping festival celebrates couples’ love

    The drum skin ripping festival celebrates couples’ love

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    A traditional festival, “Dap trong dem trang” (Banging on drums to rip its skin on a moon-lit night) of Ma Coong ethnic minority people in north-central Quang Binh province, stands out from others as it provides a chance for local youths to search for their soul mates.

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  • Say I love you in many languages

    Say I love you in many languages

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    If you have been in love then you might be quite sure of the fact that love sees no bounds. However at times language might pose as a serious threat to the aspiring lovers, who are boiling with the passion of love yet lack the courage to say those magical words. Wooing your partner with...

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  • The meaning of TET

    The meaning of TET

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    For three days, one takes extra care not to show anger and not to be rude to people. The most nagging mother-in-law will make peace with her daughter-in-law; a quarreling couple will smile pleasantly at each other; the new world should be the best of worlds.

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  • Creches Around the World (3)

    Creches Around the World (3)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Take a look at the magpie in the pine tree. Korean people say that a welcome guest comes when a magpie sings. Jesus Christ seems to be a most welcome guest in...

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  • Creches Around the World (2)

    Creches Around the World (2)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    This cluster of Chinese triptychs made by a Chinese Christian from the Zhejiang Province center on the promise of Isaiah 9:2 that people sitting in the dark have seen a great light, a symbol of the future Messiah. The three Chinese characters above the triptych with ...

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  • Creches Around the World (1)

    Creches Around the World (1)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    You will find on this page a growing number of Crèche sets, all of them presented to the public in and around Dayton since 1998. They represent a fraction of the Marian Library's Crèches Collection.

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  • Understanding Egyptian manners

    Understanding Egyptian manners

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    A Western acquaintance of mine once had the misfortune of committing a serious faux-pas according to our standards, when all she meant was to console her widowed friend. One day this young lady discovered that her friend and colleague’s husband had...

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  • Mother`s Day Around the World

    Mother's Day Around the World

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    A special day in the honor of mothers, Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries around the world though on different dates. In a large number of countries including US, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May, but in many other countries Mothers Day is...

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