Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights

Diwali popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a five day festival which starts on Dhanteras, a date decided by the Hindu Lunisolar calendar and in 2012, begins on Tuesday, 13 November. Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji. For … Read more

Do Hindus worship idols?

Hinduism is a huge treasure chest of myths, legends and parables. The MAHABHARATA for instance is recognized as the world’s longest epic. Hundreds of stories, everything from moral conduct, warrior ethics, to examples of true devotion are featured. Legends of Gods like Shiva, who transfers his body from on form to another and from one … Read more