Indoindians Weekly Newsletter:

Rituals of Nyepi: The World’s Most Unique New Year Celebration

Balinese Hindus make offerings and perform temple rituals to placate demons that they believe personify the destructive forces of nature. On the day before...

Symbolism of Ganesha

Ganesha — the elephant-deity riding a mouse — has become one of the commonest mnemonics for anything associated with Hinduism. This not only suggests...
Baby Krishna With Yashoda

Ahoi Ashtami: Praying for the Well Being of Children

Mothers fast for the well being of their children on Ahoi Ashtami festival, which falls on a week before Diwali. Mothers keep fast all...
Jakarta Bengali Association's Durga Puja 2017

The Story of Goddess Durga

The buffalo demon, Mahishashur, performed penance to Lord Brahma and for his efforts he received a boon that no man or god would be...

The Significance and Stories of Raksha Bandhan: The Bond of Love

Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bond of love between a brother and a sister. Sisters tie rakhi on their brothers’ wrists as a token of love...
Ramlila on the stage

Ramayana Through Ramlila:  Communication of Values for Humanity

By Dr Mital Makrand The Ramayana is one of the greatest epics of Hindu Mythology written by the Hindu sage Valmiki. The underlying messages conveyed...

Golu: The Navratri Display of Dolls

The artistic display of dolls on nine steps represent the nine days of Navaratri. This exhibition is popularly known as Bombe Habba in Karnataka,...

All About Hari Nyepi in Bali

On the night of Nyepi, at the stroke of midnight, all of Bali will retreat into silence for 24 hours. On this day of...