Indoindians Weekly Newsletter:

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Golu: The Navratri Display of Dolls

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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

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