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Religions of India


India is a melting pot of religions. In this country the Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jews and many other religious sects live side by side in relative harmony. Yet it is surprising how many misconceptions abound

Jai Mata Di! The Legend

Vaishno Devi is one of the three forms of Goddess Parvati. Temple of Mata Vaishno Devi lies in the Trikuta Mountains, in Jammu. Pilgrims all over India mak ...read more
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Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga is worshiped in numerous forms and is said to be the most powerful Goddess. Goddess Durga is believed to be slayer of evil, which is epitomized ...read more
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Mantras

Mantras are some words, phrase or sound that is chanted repeatedly to achieve desired goals. Mantras are believed to produce subtle vibrations that, when repe ...read more
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Yantras

A yantra is a geometric design with a definite pattern made from geometrical shapes as triangles, squares, and dots. This acts as a tool for meditation and r ...read more
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Upanishads

Upanishads are sacred Hindu scriptures. The Upanishads are the holy books of the Hindus. Earlier it was a practice of disciples sitting on the ground and the ...read more
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The Ramayana - I

The Ramayana is one of the greatest epics of Hindus. It teaches us about the values like devotion to parents, love for siblings, and triumph of good over evil ...read more
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The Ramayana - II

Introduce your children to India's favourite legend, one step at a time. After letting them know a little of the story, have a discussion centered around the ...read more
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Rama Weds Sita

Read on the journey of Rama in forest after killing Taraka. How Rama frees Ahilya while going towards Janakpuri and the wedding of Rama with Sita.
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Manthara's Poisonous Tongue

Rama weds Sita. Dashrath decides to hand over the throne to Rama. Hearing this, Manthara goes to Kaikaiyee. Read on to know what happens next.
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Rama's Banishment

Manthara poisons Kaikaiyee's mind. How Kaikayee makes Dashrath, fulfill his promise? How Rama, Lakshman and Sita leave Ayodhya? Read on.
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The Departure

Rama was given exile for fourteen years, so he along with Sita and Lakshman set out for the forest. Read on to know the journey of Rama from Ayodhya to the fo ...read more
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Dashrath Passes Away

Rama honoured the promise made by his father ,Dashratha and went to exile. Parting with Rama was too much to bear for Dashratha and he soon passed away.
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Bharat Returns

Read to know what happens when Bharata came to know of his father's death. Bharat was sent for as he was to be crowned the king.
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Bharat Leaves for Chitrakoot

Bharat was devastated to know of his father's death and his brother's exile. He left for Chitrakoot to meet Rama, and to persuade him to return. Read on to kn ...read more
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Bharat Meets Rama

The two brothers meet at Chitrakoot and their meeting was a moment of joy and selfless love. Ramayana is also a tale of brotherhood, a brother's love for his ...read more
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Rama Leaves Chitrakoot

After Bharat's departure, Rama too decided to leave Chitrakoot. Read on to Know about their journey in the forest.
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The Curse of Dandaka

Dandaka was a cursed forest, which was haunted by demons. Rama vows to rid it of demons. He took the help of sage Agastya. Read on the interesting story.
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Meeting Soorpanakha

Read on the meeting of Soorpankha with Rama and Lakshmana, and the cause of the battle with Ravana. It is from here that the story of the Ramayana takes a tur ...read more
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Islamic Religion

Prophet Mohammad founded the Islaam religion and every Muslim should follow the five pillars of Islam. The basic teachings of Islam are similar to those of ot ...read more
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Id Ul Fitr

Ramzan is regarded as highly auspicious and this month is marked by fasting and prayers. Muslims keep a fast every day during Ramzan. Read on to learn more ab ...read more
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The Baha'i Faith

Bahai faith emerged from Islam. It is now an independent religion on its own. Its founder, Bahaullah, is regarded as a messenger of God. Bahais believe that a ...read more
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The Five Pillars of Islam

The five pillars of Islam refers to the five tasks that every Muslim must carry out in his life. These duties are compulsory for every devout Muslim. Read abo ...read more
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Prophet Mohammed

Prophet Mohammed played a vital role in the spread of teachings of Islam. He was said to be the messenger of God or Allah. He dedicated his life for spreading ...read more
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Gautam Buddha

Gautam Buddha was the founder of Buddhism. His teachings are most popular in Burma, China, Japan and other South Eastern Countries. His name means 'the enligh ...read more
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The Four Great Sightings

The four great sightings refer to the four sights that changed the thinking and the life of Siddhartha. From Siddhartha, he became Gautama Buddha. He was grea ...read more
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The Teachings of Buddha

Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon in Pali, on the banks of the river Ganges at Varanasi. His teaching consists of The Four Noble Truths and The Eight- ...read more
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Buddhist Place of Worship in India

Buddhism is one of the religions followed in India.It was founded by Lord Buddha. There are many places of worship for Buddhists in India. The Buddhist stupa ...read more
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Sikhism

Sikhism originated in Punjab. It was founded by Guru Nanak and he fused the best elements of the Hindu and Muslim faith to form a new religion. According to ...read more
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Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism was founded by the prophet Zoroaster. Parsis follow this religion. Parsis are a small community. The teachings of prophet are found in Gathas. ...read more
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The Tradition of Carols

Carols are sung on Christmas, but not many know the tradition behind this. Carols are songs about the birth of Lord Jesus and the celebrations associated with ...read more
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Merry Christmas!

Christmas, one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the world. Gifts are exchanged. But many questions come to our minds about customs or rituals associ ...read more
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A Christmas Carol

We celebrate Christmas on 25 December, as Jesus Christ was born on this day. Jesus Christ was the son of God. On this day and the next, people go to church an ...read more
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What is Christmas?

Christmas is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is the most important festival of Christians. There are some legends behind Christmas and ...read more
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Christmas Carols

When we think of Christmas, carols come to our minds. Carols are songs sung in praise of Lord Jesus. Here's a little more history about some of the carols we ...read more
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Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a plant which was thought to possess great powers. People believed that this humble plant had miraculous healing powers and could even cure fatal ...read more
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Christmas celebrations around the world

Christmas is celebrated all over the world with great enthusiasm. In different parts of the world it is celebrated in a different way. Get knowledge about the ...read more
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Five new ways of celebrating Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebration and merry making. It is time for feasting, gifting and socializing. Celebrate Christmas in a different and unique way and ...read more
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Making Santa's Face

Christmas is here. Children love Santa Claus. Let your child's creativity run high. Help him in making a cute Santa 's Face. Here is the way.
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It's Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is the last night of revelry, fun and enjoyment before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the starting period of abstinence and repentance; that is Le ...read more
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Liturgical Year

The Liturgical year is Christian calendar. It divides the entire year into different thematic seasons. Here's the guide to get all information relating to Chr ...read more
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Jainism

Lord Mahavir is the founder of Jainism, but this religion existed before him also and his teachings were based on those of his predecessors. Mahavir was more ...read more
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The Mahdavis

The Mahdavis follow the Sunni tenets of Islam. The teachings of the Promised Mehdi include strict adherence to the Sunnah. Know more about this concept.
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Significance of the Month Ramzan

The month of Ramzan or Ramadan is a sacred month for Muslims. According to Islam, it is considered to be very auspicious to fast during this month. This month ...read more
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Significance and Celebration of Id-E-Milad

Id-E-Milad is the celebration of Prophet Mohammad's birthday. All Muslims around the globe celebrate Id-E-Milad by paying honour to Prophet Mohammad. On the d ...read more
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Buddha Purnima (Birthday of Lord Buddha)

Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti falls on 6th of May in 2012. Buddha Purnima marks birthday as well as death anniversary of Lord Buddha. Read on to know more ...read more
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The Importance of Hajj for Muslims

Allah, Muslim,Hajj, Haj, Mecca, Kaabah, holy Place, Holy Quran, Medina, Almighty, Prayers, Tawaaf, Perform Tawaaf, history of hajj, importance of hajj, rewar ...read more
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Jainism II

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Jainism III

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The Importance of Jumuah (Friday Prayers) in Islam

Jumuah or Friday prayers are a congregational prayer that a Muslim has to observe. On this day the mosques are occupied and the Imam of the community gathers ...read more
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The Koran

The Koran is the holy book of the Muslims. Koran contains the teachings of Prophet Mohammad, to whom Allah made revelations through the angel Gabriel or Jibra ...read more
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Significance of Muharram and Ashura

During Muharram, Muslims mourn the death of Hazret Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohhamed. During these days of Muharram, drinks are distributed by Mu ...read more
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How to do Ganesh Aarti

Learn the systematic and traditional way of performing Ganesh Aarti. Know the significance of performing Aarti in a proper way.
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It's Children's Day!

There's not really a whole lot of complicated history attached to this day. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's was very fond of children, who affectionately termed him ...read more
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If Jesus was crucified on this day, why is it called 'Good' Friday?

The definitive guide for Indian parents on pregnancy, parenting, child development, and children's health, with a panel of doctors. We have everything from In ...read more
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Significance of Janmashtami

Do you celebrate Lord Krishna's Birthday each year? Know the significance of Janmashtami and understand why we celebrate it.
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Importance of Eid Salat

Eid Ul-Fitr is the day that signifies the end of the fasting during holy month of Ramadan. Know the significance of offering Salat on this auspicious occasion ...read more
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Life of Jesus Christ

Read more to get all the knowledge about the life of Jesus Christ. Find out about the story of Jesus Christ's life and Jesus Christ and Christianity. Read mor ...read more
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Sikhism

Learn more about Sikhism. This oft-misunderstood religion is in fact one of the most tolerant upright and intelligent faiths in India.
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