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  • The Living Goddess of Nepal

    The Living Goddess of Nepal

    5/23/2022 10:18:05 AM

    The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is not only the land of many mountain peaks but also many Gods and Goddess, unique among all of them being the living, breathing goddess – Kumari Devi, a deified young girl. 

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  • The Meridian System: Channels of Awareness

    The Meridian System: Channels of Awareness

    5/18/2022 10:33:08 AM

    Like a network of rivers nourishing a landscape, the meridians are the channels through which qi (chi) flows, to nourish and energize the human body. These channels exist within the subtle body. 

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  • Right Livelihood: The Ethics of Earning a Living

    Right Livelihood: The Ethics of Earning a Living

    5/11/2022 10:04:29 AM

    Most of us sustain ourselves by working at a job and earning a paycheck. Your job may be something you love doing, or not. You may see yourself as serving humanity, or not. People may admire you for your profession. 

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  • Letting It Go

    Letting It Go

    5/2/2022 10:21:05 AM

    How much of our lives do we waste stewing about things we can't change? Or fumingworryingregretting, ruminating or sometimes avoiding? How much happier would we be if we could just learn to let go? Does Buddhist practice help us learn to let go?

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  • India’s Educational Heritage

    India’s Educational Heritage

    4/27/2022 9:09:03 AM

    If you aren’t already aware that the modern university originated in India, Sahana Singh’s book Revisiting the Educational Heritage of India will be an eye-opener. She explores this idea and more in great depth with a plethora of evidence, so elegantly composed as to be, as they say, “unputdownable.”

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  • What Is a Latke?

    What Is a Latke?

    4/20/2022 8:35:28 AM

    Latkes are potato pancakes that are perhaps best known as traditional Hanukkah food. Made with potatoes, onion and matzah or breadcrumbs, these crispy treats symbolize the miracle of Hanukkah because they are fried in oil. 

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  • The Hindu Mahalaya Celebration

    The Hindu Mahalaya Celebration

    4/18/2022 8:46:19 AM

    Come autumn and Hindus all over the world get infused with festive fervor. For Bengalis, Mahalaya is the signal to make final preparations for their greatest festival called Durga Puja.

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  • 10 Thanksgiving Ideas for Christian Families

    10 Thanksgiving Ideas for Christian Families

    4/12/2022 8:42:53 AM

    Are you looking for ways to enrich your time together as a family this Thanksgiving holiday? Here are a few simple ideas to express thanks to God as a family in unique and creative ways on Thanksgiving Day.

     

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  • Unusual Temples & Shrines of India

    Unusual Temples & Shrines of India

    3/30/2022 9:31:42 AM

    Every hindu temple is a home of its deities, where they live just like we live in our homes, following a set routine through the day and celebrating special occasions around the year.

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  • Religious Fasting in Hinduism

    Religious Fasting in Hinduism

    2/28/2022 9:55:24 AM

    Fasting in Hinduism indicates the denial of the physical needs of the body for the sake of spiritual gains. According to the scriptures, fasting helps create an attunement with the Absolute by establishing a harmonious relationship between the body and the soul. This is thought to be imperative for the well-being of a human being as it nourishes both his/her physical and spiritual demands.

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  • Hindu Wedding Rituals 13 Steps of a Vedic Marriage Ceremony

    Hindu Wedding Rituals 13 Steps of a Vedic Marriage Ceremony

    2/21/2022 10:13:10 AM

    Hindu wedding rituals may vary in detail depending on which part of India the bride and the groom come from. Notwithstanding regional variations and diversity of languages, culture, and customs, the basic tenets of a Hindu marriage are common throughout the Indian subcontinent. 

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  • Tutorial on How to Wrap a Sari

    Tutorial on How to Wrap a Sari

    2/16/2022 10:45:15 AM

    sari (sometimes called a saree) is a traditional garme

     

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  • <div class=noidunghover><p class=tieudehover>Hinduism`s 4 Yugas, or Ages</p></div>");' onmouseout="hidetip();">Hinduism's 4 Yugas, or Ages

    2/14/2022 11:04:20 AM

    According to Hindu scriptures and mythology, the current universe is destined to pass through four great epochs, each of which is a complete cycle of cosmic creation and destruction. Hindu mythology deals with numbers large enough to be nearly impossible to imagine.

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  • Pitri-Paksha - Annual Ancestral Worship

    Pitri-Paksha - Annual Ancestral Worship

    1/26/2022 10:26:24 AM

    The annual ancestor-worship or 'Pitri-Paksha' is a period that is observed during the dark half of the Hindu month of 'Ashwin.' This period of 15 days is set aside by the Hindus for the remembrance of their ancestors.

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  • The Hindu Onam Legend

    The Hindu Onam Legend

    1/17/2022 11:13:34 AM

    Onam is a traditional Hindu harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala and other places where the Malayalam language is spoken. It is celebrated with numerous festivities, such as boat races, tiger dances, and flower arranging.

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  • The Meaning of Sikhism Term ``Paath``

    The Meaning of Sikhism Term "Paath"

    1/12/2022 9:32:26 AM

    "Paath" sounds like pot with the tongue curled back to touch the roof of the mouth while aspirating the th.

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  • Romantic Love and Marriage in the Buddhist Tradition

    Romantic Love and Marriage in the Buddhist Tradition

    1/10/2022 10:53:26 AM

    Many religions have a lot to say about love and marriage. Christianity even speaks of "holy matrimony," and Catholicism regards marriage as a sacrament. What does Buddhism say about love and marriage?

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  • Amrit, the Sikh Baptism Ceremony

    Amrit, the Sikh Baptism Ceremony

    1/7/2022 10:46:46 AM

    Amrit, the Sikh ceremony of rebirth takes place in a clean and secluded location at any chosen time. To begin the Khalsa initiation ceremony, a Sikh attendant carries the Guru Granth to a low draped platform.

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  • Hindu parents should teach their children to be both knowledgeable and proud of their religion

    Hindu parents should teach their children to be both knowledgeable and proud of their religion

    1/3/2022 10:31:33 AM

    I was fortunate to be born in an Indian Hindu family that is proud of its culture and religion. 

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  • Why and When Do Muslim Girls Wear the Hijab?

    Why and When Do Muslim Girls Wear the Hijab?

    12/31/2021 10:13:45 AM

    The hijab is a veil worn by some Muslim women in Muslim countries where the main religion is Islam, but also in the Muslim diaspora, countries where Muslim people are minority populations. Wearing or not wearing a hijab is part religion, part culture, part political statement, even part fashion, and most of the time it is a personal choice made by a woman based on the intersection of all four.

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  • The Red Thread of Judaism

    The Red Thread of Judaism

    12/29/2021 10:24:26 AM

    If you’ve ever been to Israel or spotted a Kabbalah-loving celebrity, chances are you’ve seen the ever-popular red thread or kabbalah bracelet. Dangling from a stroller or tied around the wrist, adorned with charms or simply plain, the red string has many origin points and mysterious meanings. 

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  • Ancestor Worship in Pagan Cultures

    Ancestor Worship in Pagan Cultures

    8/9/2021 9:49:57 AM

    The concept of ancestor worship is not a new one for many Pagans today. Ancient cultures often venerated those who came before them, and even now, in our contemporary society, it’s not uncommon at all to find celebrations that honor the ancestors in a variety of different ways.

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  • Jewish Handwashing Rituals

    Jewish Handwashing Rituals

    7/9/2021 10:24:55 AM

    In Jewish custom, handwashing is more than good hygienic practice. Required before eating a meal at which bread is served, handwashing is a mainstay in the religious Jewish world beyond the dining room table. 

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  • Holy Cows: Hinduism`s Blessed Bovines

    Holy Cows: Hinduism's Blessed Bovines

    6/25/2021 10:28:50 PM

    As the sheep is to Christianity, the cow is to Hinduism. Lord Krishna was a cowherd, and the bull is depicted as the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Today the cow has almost become a symbol of Hinduism.

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  • The Importance of the ``Hadith`` for Muslims

    The Importance of the "Hadith" for Muslims

    6/19/2021 8:08:24 AM

    The term hadith (pronounced ha-DEETH) refers to any of the various collected accountings of the words, actions, and habits of the Prophet Mohammad during his lifetime. In the Arabic language, the term means "report," "account" or "narrative;" the plural is ahadith.

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  • Hindu Wedding Rituals

    Hindu Wedding Rituals

    6/2/2021 9:44:13 AM

    Hindu wedding rituals may vary in detail depending on which part of India the bride and the groom come from. Notwithstanding regional variations and diversity of languages, culture, and customs, the basic tenets of a Hindu marriage are common throughout the Indian subcontinent. 

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  • The Religious Implications of Shaving in Judaism

    The Religious Implications of Shaving in Judaism

    5/19/2021 10:10:02 AM

    The laws about shaving in Judaism are diverse and detailed and different communities observe different customs. But are Jewish men required to have beards?

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  • Samurai Zen

    Samurai Zen

    5/17/2021 11:23:13 AM

    One of the things "everybody knows" about Japanese history is that the famous samurai warriors were "into" Zen. But is that true, or false?

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  • Bindi: The Great Indian Forehead Art

    Bindi: The Great Indian Forehead Art

    5/14/2021 10:11:51 AM

    The bindi is arguably the most visually fascinating of all forms of body decoration. 

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  • What`s a Segulah?

    What's a Segulah?

    5/10/2021 10:07:02 AM

    If you've ever been to a Jewish simcha (celebration) of any kind, you've probably noticed certain traditions or interesting quirks that seem a bit hokey.

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