Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jains

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 There are over 5 million Jains worldwide, and close to 1 million of them live in Gujarat.  Jains follow the religion of Jainism, an Indian religion … Continue reading

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Anant Chathurdashi

On the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi called Anant Chaturdashi, specially purchased statues of Ganesh will be taken from homes, businesses, and shrines. They will be carried through the streets in procession and with much fanfare. They will be immersed … Continue reading

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By human hands

Life-like clay models are created in preparation for the festival. These idols range in size from 3/4th of an inch to over 25 feet. When the festival begins, the larger idols are placed on platforms and raised up in elaborately … Continue reading

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Making idols

Isaiah 45:16 All of them are put to shame and confounded; the makers of idols go in confusion together. All through the year, artisans craft idols of Ganesh, one of the most popular gods of Hinduism. The months leading up … Continue reading

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Ganesh Chathurthi

For most Hindus, much of September is dedicated to the god Ganesh who, according to tradition, was born this time of year.  He is known as the god of success, wisdom and prosperity, who protects you and removes obstacles from your … Continue reading

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