Tag Archives: Hindu Festivals

There is no peace

Psalm 46:10  “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” As Navratri continues, the noise of revelry covers Gujarat.  People swirl in their bright costumes, loudspeakers … Continue reading

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Preparing to Celebrate

Navratri is a nine day celebration of the goddess Durga of the Hindu religion. This year the festival starts on October 5.  In Gujarat, this is a major festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by almost everyone, not just … 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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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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A bright and prosperous future

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13 This month and especially on November … Continue reading

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Let your light shine

Matthew 5: 14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to … Continue reading

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