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Earnestly I seek

For some involved in Navratri, it is all about the fun–the music, dancing, crowds. For others, this is an intensely spiritual occasion. Many will give up certain foods for the duration as a purifying experience. They will dance as a … Continue reading

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Navratri

Navaratri–which means nine nights– is one of the biggest and most important festivals for Hindus.  It begins on October 16 and lasts through October 24, with the tenth day, “Dusshera” also a special day.  Hindus observe ten days of ceremonies, rituals, … Continue reading

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Whole heart

Navratri is drawing to a close, with only two nights left. 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 … Continue reading

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Earnestly I seek

For some involved in Navratri, it is all about the fun–the music, dancing, crowds. For others, this is an intensely spiritual occasion. Many will give up certain foods for the duration as a purifying experience. They will dance as a … Continue reading

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Rise Up

During Navratri in Gujarat, celebrations and dance can be found in every neighborhood of every city and village. One church in Ahmedabad is offering an alternative to idol worship and frenzied dance this year. This church is sharing worship of … Continue reading

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Navratri

Navratri is a nine day celebration of three goddesses of the Hindu religion. This year the festival starts on September 28. In Gujarat, this is a major festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by almost everyone, not just Hindus. … Continue reading

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