Category Archives: Religions of India

50 years of chants

                The Bala Hanuman temple in Jamnagar, Gujarat, is famous for 50 years of ontinuous chants. The chanting of the mantra “Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram” started on 1 August 1964, … Continue reading

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Night of Power

Psalm 14:2  The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. The last ten days of Ramadan are considered highly blessed, especially the 27th night–also called the ‘Night … Continue reading

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The High Places

In the Old Testament, High Places were mentioned often as bad, and worthy of destruction.  These were places of worship on high ground, places where alters were built and idols were worshiped.  Today you will still find high places in … Continue reading

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Ramadan

Ramadan is the name of the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. For this entire month, Muslims will celebrate the time when Muhammed wrote the Quran, the holy book of the Muslims. Every Muslim who is physically able will fast … Continue reading

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Holi, not Holy

 During the third week of March, Hindus throughout the world will celebrate the festival known as Holi, an annual celebration during which participants build bonfires and enjoy throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. Also known as the … Continue reading

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Guru Nanak Jayanti

November 17 marks the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh guru and founder of the Sikh religion. Guru Nanak was the first of ten gurus who were responsible for shaping the belief system of the Sikhs. His … Continue reading

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A Great Light

Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’, will soon be over, the celebrating done, the lights put away. How sad it is to know that, no matter how much the Hindus have celebrated this year, no matter how many lights they put … Continue reading

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