Tag Archives: Hinduism

The light of the world

As Hindus continue to celebrate Diwali, pray for the Believers of Gujarat to stand up for Christ and to boldly share during this season. Pray that all Believers will obey their Saviour’s challenge in Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light … Continue reading

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Diwali

Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, begins tonight in Gujarat and throughout the world as Hindus celebrate the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.  The festival is a time of worship, of visiting friends and family, of … Continue reading

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True Power

Navratri continues throughout Gujarat and India. For many people, particularly women, Navratri is the most important time of worship throughout the year.  Many will make a place for the goddess in their home and call her to stay there.  Even … Continue reading

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Navratri

Navratri, which began on the 25th of September,  will continue until October 3rd.  The days of Navratri are actually the time for three major festivals – Navratri, Durga Puja, and Dusshera, each of which are celebrated with different customs and … Continue reading

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Ganesha

Ganesha Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the Hindu festival of Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. It is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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