Culture & Tradition of India

India boasts of strong culture & traditions. This category introduces you to different aspects of Indian cultural traditions.

Jain Holidays and Observances

Jain Holidays and Observances: Jain Culture & Traditions

Jain Holidays and Observances: The most famous of all Jain festivals, Mastakabhisheka (“Head Anointment”), is performed every 12 years at the Digambara sacred complex at Shravanabelagola (“White Lake of the Ascetics”) in Karnataka state. In this ceremony the 57-foot- (17-metre-) high statue of Bahubali is anointed from above with a variety of substances (water, milk, flowers, etc.) in the presence …

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Brief Introduction to Jainism: Culture & Traditions

Brief Introduction to Jainism: Culture & Traditions

Brief Introduction to Jainism: The word “Jain” is derived from Jina (“Victor,” or “Conqueror”) implying final victory over bondage to life’s misery. Jainism has the universal message of nonviolence. The absence of a creator god in Jainism can be understood as a reaction against the nature worship of early Vedic religion, the priestly order of Brahmanism, and the theology of …

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Jainism at A Glance: Jain beliefs and practices

Jainism at A Glance: Jain beliefs and practices

Jainism at A Glance: Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live lives of harmlessness and renunciation. The essence of Jainism is concern for the welfare of every being in the universe and for the health of the universe itself. Jainism at A Glance: Most Jains live in India, …

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Mahavir Jayanti Celebration in Jain Community

Mahavir Jayanti Celebration: Jain Culture & Traditions

Mahavir Jayanti is the most auspicious day for the followers of Jainism and particularly the Digambars. On Mahavir Jayanti, Jain temples are decorated with flags. In the morning the idol of Mahavira is given a ceremonial bath called the ‘Abhishek’. It is then placed in a cradle and carried in a procession around the neighborhood. The devotees make offerings of …

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When is Ramadan: Date, Observance, Charity

When is Ramadan 2017? Date, Observance, Celebration

Ramadan this year, like all Ramadan observances, will occur during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan typically lasts for 29 – 30 days. Ramadan dates will vary from year to year because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar calendar, which is several days shorter than the solar calendar. The sighting of the moon marks the beginning …

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Ramadan Importance, Prayers And Celebration

Ramadan - Importance, Prayer & Celebration

Among the five pillars of Islam, the fourth pillar is dedicated to preach fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Also, known as Ramazan, the word finds it’s origin in Arabic language, which denotes the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar called Hijri. It is believed to be the sacred month when Allah bestows his utmost blessings up on Muslims. …

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Ramadan Fasts: Routine, Prayers & Eid-Ul-Fitr

Ramadan Fasts: Islam Culture & Traditions

India is such a diversified country, when it comes to different religions. Every religion has its own customs and tradition to follow. The 4 primary religions are: Hinduism Muslim Sikhism & Christianity Different religions have different customs to follow. People fast and worship their gods. Fasting is a part of every religion but the way to carry out these fast …

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Benefits of Ramadan: Fasting, Devotion, Charity

Benefits of Ramadan

Ramadan is a period of fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity and sacrifice observed by Muslims around the world. While major holidays of other faiths have largely become commercialized events, Ramadan retains its intense spiritual meaning. The word “Ramadan” comes from the Arabic root word for “parched thirst” and “sun-baked ground”. It is expressive of the hunger and thirst felt by those …

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Rama Navami Celebrations in Chaitra Navratri

Ram Navami Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Rama Navami Celebrations: Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebrated with fun and religious fervor by Hindus across different parts of India. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Rama, one of the most worshiped Hindu Gods. He is regarded as the epitome of humankind, the ideal son, husband and father. Every year, Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of …

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Easter Bunny History and Origin

Easter Bunny: Christian Culture & Traditions

Easter Bunny History and Origin: Since Easter coincides with the advent of spring season, the celebrations are very colorful. Bunny and the beautifully eggs brought by the legendary character add to the color and vibrancy of the festival. On the night before Easter, children eagerly wait for the furry bunny to bring colored eggs and gift baskets filled with toys …

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