Tag: Vishnu

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    On August 17, Hindus around the world will celebrate the birth of Krishna, a major Hindu deity usually depicted as a blue-skinned young man. Nidhi Singh was our guide at a Hindu temple in Chantilly, Virginia during the annual Krishna festival. Originally broadcast August 22, 2008. More

    August 15, 2014 | Comments

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    Maha Kumba Mela or Big Pitcher festival commemorates a story that describes the god Vishnu’s fight with demons to gain possession of a golden pitcher containing the nectar of immortality. During the battle, some drops fell to the earth on the pilgrimage sites. More

    January 18, 2013 | Comments

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    “He is the maintainer, the preserver, the one who saves the earth over and over again, “ says Joan Cummins, curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior.” More

    August 18, 2011 | Comments

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    The major Hindu festival of Janmashtami celebrates the birth of the popular deity Krishna — and with a real baby.

    August 22, 2008 | Comments