Category Archives: Religions of India

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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Festival of lights

Diwali, celebrated in early November , is one of the most important religious celebrations in Gujarat. It is called ‘the Festival of Lights.’ People decorate their homes with special candles and electric lights and fireworks are displayed for days without … Continue reading

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Busy

Diwali, celebrated in early November , is one of the most important religious celebrations in Gujarat. It is called ‘the Festival of Lights.’  Hindus will begin preparations for the holiday long before the celebrations begin.  They clean house and make … Continue reading

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Joint heirs

God is moving among the Bhil people in southern Gujarat.  People in several churches have been learning not only how to share their faith, but also how to teach others to share the Good News.  A tribal group and mostly … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is not required in the Hindu religion, but still millions will make pilgrimage every year.  For over 2000 years, Hindus have been journeying to holy places, wanting to look upon the ‘god’ or seek a boon.  It is not … Continue reading

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Bakri Eid

On October 15, Muslims in Gujarat and all around the world celebrate Bakri Id, or Eid-Al-Adha, in commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son before God.  Celebrations include new clothes, ritual prayers and holy readings, family gatherings and special … Continue reading

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Devotion

Navratri is drawing to a close.. Devotion, however, has not diminished. Worshipers continue to gather around the shrines, singing and chanting with just as much enthusiasm as the first night. Pray for all who gather for the last nights of … Continue reading

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