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.
Marriage in Hinduism
Hindu Marriage joins two individuals for life, so that they can pursue dharma (duty), artha (possessions), kama (physical desires), and moksa (ultimate spiritual release) together. It is a union of tw...
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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...
Hindu worship
Worship in Hinduism is an act of religious devotion usually directed to one or more Hindu deities. A sense of Bhakti or devotional love is generally invoked. This term is probably a central one in Hi...
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Ramlila
Ramlila (Rāmlīlā) (literally 'Rama’s lila or play') is a dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Rama, ending up in ten-day battle between Rama and Ravana, as described in the Hindu religious epic, ...
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Padayani
Padayani, also called Padeni, (from the Malayalam word for military formations) is a traditional folk dance and a ritual art from the central portion of the Indian state of Kerala. A ceremonial dance ...
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Theeyaattam
Theeyaattam also known as Theeyaattu (Tīyāttu) is a traditional dance form performed by the peoples of Theeyaattunni and Thiyaadi Nambiar,a sub-caste of Ambalavasi community in Kerala of southwestern ...
Pranāma
Pranama (Pranāma, प्रणाम) is a form of "respectful salutation" or "reverential bowing" before something, or another person - usually grandparents, parents, elders or teachers or someone deeply respect...
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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...
Oriya Hindu wedding
An Oriya Hindu wedding, or bahaghara (Oriya: ଓଡ଼ିଆ ବାହାଘର), is a wedding ceremony performed by Oriya Hindu people in the Indian state of Odisha. There are subtle differences in the rites observed ...
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Sadhabhisekam
Sadhabhisekam is one of the religious ceremonies done in Hinduism. It is one of the formal ceremonies (and can be called a duty to all children) done by the children to their parents, when the father...
Burra katha
Burra katha, also spelled Burrakatha, is an oral storytelling technique in the Katha tradition, performed in villages of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The tro...
Oath of the Hindu physician
The oath of the Hindu physician, also known as the vaidya's oath, was an oath taken by Hindu physicians. It is dated from the 15th century BCE and requires physicians not to eat meat, drink, or commit...
Suhag Raat
Suhag Raat (Hindi: सुहाग रात, Urdu: سہاگ رات‎) is a significant ritual in the life of a newly wed couple in the Indian subcontinent as it refers to the maiden night after marriage between th...
Rasa lila
The Rasa lila (IAST rāsa-līlā) (Hindi: रास लीला) or Rasa dance is part of the traditional story of Krishna described in Hindu scriptures such as the Bhagavata Purana and literature such as the Git...
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Yajna
In Hinduism, Yagna (Sanskrit: यज्ञ; IAST: yajña, also transliterated yagya, Yagna or yadnya) or yagam (Tamil: யாகம்), is a ritual of offerings accompanied by chanting of Vedic mantras (also...
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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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Sikha
The sikha or shikha (Sanskrit: शिखा; IAST: śikhā; "crest"; Hindi चोटी (choTi); Marathi शेंडी (shendi) ) is a long tuft, or lock of hair left on top or on the back of the shaven head of a male Orth...
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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...
Kalyanasundara
Kalyanasundara (कल्याणसुन्दर, literally "beautiful marriage"), also spelt as Kalyansundar and Kalyana Sundara, and known as Kalyanasundara-murti ("icon of the beautiful marriage"), Vaivahika-murti (वै...
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Bhiksha
Bhiksha is food obtained by asking for alms. Bhiksha signifies a Hindu tradition of begging for alms with the purpose of self-effacement or ego-conquering. Usually, bhiksha is the meal served to a sa...
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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Nangiǎr Kūthu
Nangiǎr Kūthu or Nangyar Koothu is an allied traditional art of Kutiyattam, an age-old Sanskrit drama tradition of India. It is performed traditionally by the women of the Ambalavasi Nambiar community...
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Mantra
"Mantra" (/ˈmæntrə, ˈmɑːn-, ˈmʌn-/; Sanskrit: मन्त्र) means a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual po...
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