Monthly Archives: October 2015

Karva Chauth—when the women fast for the well being of their husbands

Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Nort Indian married ladies for the health, well-being and long life of their husbands. The fast is observed from sunrise to moonrise on the fourth day after the full moon, in the … Continue reading

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Navaratri: Then and Now

Navaratri has come in October this year. When I look back on the celebrations of my childhood and the events that unfold today for the festival is an interesting counterpoint. Amavasai in the Attic As a convent going girl, the … Continue reading

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Navaratri and Nine

NINE and NAVARATRI Numbers are an important part of the beliefs of Hinduism. Both numbers eight and nine are extremely significant. Both play an integral part of the festival called Navaratri, meaning “nine nights” also called Dussera or the ten … Continue reading

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