Hindu rituals
The Samskaras (Sanskrit: संस्कार saṃskāra) are rites of passage finding varied acceptance among religious adherents of Hinduism (Vedic), Jainism and some schools of thought in Buddhism. Sanskār is...
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New York's Sikh police officers to replace hats with turbans
New York introduces rule allowing Sikh police officers to wear turbans instead of traditional hats.
Indian girl marries a stray dog as part of bizarre tribal ritual to ward off evil spirit
Mangli Munda (pictured), from a remote village in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, wed the canine, called Sheru, in a lavish ceremony.
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Sikhism
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Sikhism
Sikhism or 'Sikhi' (/ˈsiːkɨzəm/ or /ˈsɪkɨzəm/; Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ, sikkhī, [ˈsɪkːʰiː] is a monotheistic belief system founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, b...
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Samskaras
Sanskara (Sanskrit: संस्कार, saṃskāra, sometimes spelled samskara) are rites of passage in a human being's life described in ancient Sanskrit texts, as well as a concept in the karma theory of Ind...
New York's Sikh police officers to replace hats with turbans
New York introduces rule allowing Sikh police officers to wear turbans instead of traditional hats.
Shrauta
Śrauta (Devanagari श्रौत) traditions are conservative ritualistic traditions of the historical Vedic religion in Hinduism, based on the body of Śruti literature. They are still practiced in India tod...
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Vedic rituals after death
The rituals that may be followed in Vedic religions after the death of a human being, for his or her peace and ascent to heaven are:The ceremonial offerings varies across the spectrum of Hindu society...
Pumsavana
Pumsavana (Sanskrit: पुंसवन, Puṁsavana) (literally: engendering a male issue) is the second of the 16 saṃskāras (sacraments) practiced by the Hindus. It is performed in the third or fourth month ...
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Saṃskāra
The Samskaras (Sanskrit: संस्कार saṃskāra) are rites of passage finding varied acceptance among religious adherents of Hinduism (Vedic), Jainism and some schools of thought in Buddhism. Sanskār is...
Saat Phere
The sat phere (Hindi: सात फेरे sāt phéré "seven circumambulations") is one of the most important features of the Hindu wedding, involving seven rounds around a pious fire lit for the purpose amids...
Archana (Hinduism)
Archana is a special, personal, abbreviated puja done by temple priests in which the name, birth star and family lineage of a devotee are recited to invoke individual guidance and blessings. Archana a...
Dasam Granth
The Dasam Granth or Dasven Patshah Da Granth is a religious text containing many of the texts attributed to the tenth of the Sikh gurus, Guru Gobind Singh. It is primarily in Braj Bhasha written with ...
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Vivāha
Vivāha (Sanskrit) or Vivaah (Hindi: विवाह) is a word for marriage in South Asia. The word is also used to describe a marriage as per Vedic traditions. Under Vedic Hindu traditions marriage is viewed a...
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Pumsavana Simantonayana
Pumsavana Srimantham is a combination of the two rites of Pumsavana and Srimatham (also spelled Srimantha and Simantonnayana (Sanskrit: सीमन्तोन्नयन, Sīmantonnayana) that is observed in modern ti...
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Kashi Yatra
Kashi is the mother of infinite Shiva lingas and center of Hindu religion .Here many types of yatras take place by devotees with most devotion.Kashi Khand states that devotees should undertake several...
Mangal Ashtaka
Maṅgala Aṣṭaka is a form of Mantra which is sung at the marriage ceremony in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka.It always starts with the Aṣṭavināyaka Vandana, which is as follows:There can be many ot...
Antyesti
Antyesti or Hindu funeral rites, also referred to as Antim Sanskar, is an important Sanskara, sacrament of Hindu society. Extensive texts of such rites are available, particularly in the Garuda Purana...
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Saptapadi
Saptapadi (English: seven steps, saptapadī) is the most important rite (Sanskrit, Hindi: rītī) of a Hindu marriage ceremony. The word, Saptapadi means "Seven steps". After tying the Mangalsutra, t...
Pradosha
Pradosha or Pradosham (IAST: Pradoṣa) is a bimonthly occasion on the thirteenth day of every fortnight in Hindu calendar. It is closely connected with the worship of Hindu god Shiva. The auspicious ...
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Diksha
Diksa (Sanskrit: दीक्षा in Devanagari, dīkṣā, Tamil: தீட்சை) also spelled deeksha or deeksa in common usage, translated as a "preparation or consecration for a religious ceremony", is giving of a mant...
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