Tag Archives: Hinduism

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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The ends of the earth

Psalm 22:27  All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. The people of Gujarat are spread throughout the world.  Pray that as they encounter … Continue reading

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Out of Darkness

2Corinthians 4:6  For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. In Gujarat, the people constantly … Continue reading

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A god at all?

Many Gujaratis throughout the world believe that the idols they have always worshipped will help them if they just pray more, give more, or do more. Sometimes they keep praying, giving and doing simply because they are afraid to stop … Continue reading

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Stand firm therefore

Imagine going to work and being told you must take part in the pooja (worship) of an idol.  Or imagine being told you must give to the community pooja in your neighborhood.  Believers in Gujarat may face situations like this … Continue reading

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