Tag: Hindu Holiday

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    Hindus honor thousands of deities, and every Hindu has a favorite god, but Ganesha is “a god that is chosen by almost everybody because he is the remover of obstacles,” says Professor S. N. Shridhar. More

    August 31, 2011 | Comments

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    Hindu goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswathi are worshipped and honored with fire, water, prayers, chants, and other offerings. More

    October 2, 2009 | Comments

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    Monu Harnal describes the Hindu holiday of Diwali, celebrating the end of the year and many events in the lives of the some of Hinduism's most important deities.

    October 27, 2006 | Comments

  • This weekend, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. For some Hindus, Diwali coincides with a special worship service for the powerful goddess Kali, who represents opposites such as life and death, creation and destruction. We spoke about Kali with Kamanashish Chakraborty, a founding member of the Washington Kali Temple in Burtonsville, Maryland. More

    October 24, 2003 | Comments

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    This week, Hindus are celebrating the festival of Diwali, which means "row of light." Menaka Kannan, who participated in a colorful celebration of Diwali in Landover, Maryland, describes the origins and customs of the Diwali holiday.

    November 9, 2001 | Comments