Tag Archives: Hindu

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth is a fast observed from sunrise to moonrise by married women for the long life of their husband. Married women worship Lord Shiva and His family including Lord Ganesha and break the fast only after sighting and making the … 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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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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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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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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