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Navratri

Hindus Celebrate The Mother Goddess In Navratri Festival

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion

Navratri is the Hindu festival of nine nights dedicated to the glorification of Shakti, the feminine form of the Divine. It takes place during the Hin...

A Knot that Ties 3 Different Religious Traditions

Haroon Khalid | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Haroon Khalid

Standing at the threshold of his door, a 42-year-old Charan Das passed me a smile. We were standing across him photographing the stall of Hindu deities.

Coming Full Circle

Durva Trivedi | Posted 11.06.2016 | Religion
Durva Trivedi

This was how I learned womanhood, in step behind my sister, my mother, and her mothers. This was how I learned confidence, slowly but surely. This was where I fit seamlessly in a circle, a tradition passed down from generations past.

Navratri 2015: Hindus Celebrate The Mother Goddess During The Festival Of Nine Nights

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2017 | Religion

Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2015, Navratri starts on October 13 and lasts until October 22. Durga Puja celebrations...

Find The Real India: Dance In The Streets Of Gujarat

Jonathan Tourtellot | Posted 08.13.2016 | Travel
Jonathan Tourtellot

From a destination-quality point of view, Gujarat strikes me as pure India, still unadulterated by international tourism. The people are friendly, the streets filthy, the culture deep and complex, the traffic crazy, the dances fun, prices affordable, and the weather hot.

Happy Navratri

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.

Every year around this time, I have the privilege of celebrating the special festival of Navratri alongside tens of thousands of Indian-Americans in my district. Navratri not only brings friends and families together, but unites our community as a whole.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Garba On During Navratri

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, Hindus across the world will be celebrating Navratri. The holiday honors nine different forms of the mother goddess and is ma...

Navratri 2014: A Hindu Celebration Of The Mother Goddess

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2014, Navratri starts on September 25 and lasts until October 3. Durga Puja celebration...

India's Prime Minister Modi To Observe Strict Fast During Trip To U.S.

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

By Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a strict religious fast during his ...

PHOTOS: Worshipping The Divine Mother

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 10.24.2012 | Religion

Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2012, Navratri is observed from Oct. 16 until Oct. 24. Durga Puja celebrations began on...

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti And Yoga To The Political Forefront

Anju Bhargava | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

What if we all infused politics with the dharma values that matter to us, and help bring the practices of inclusivity, pluralism, valuing the divinity within all beings, compassionate action, non-violence, collaboration and unity to our country's highly partisan politics?

PHOTOS: Creation And Re-creation In The Nine Nights Of The Goddess

Vasudha Narayanan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Vasudha Narayanan

In a world where patriarchal norms and xenophobic platforms hold sway, one can celebrate the nine shining days of Navratri, when Durga holds her own with Rambo, Lakshmi blesses books on the Big Bang Theory and Saraswati encourages you to play one more tune, learn one more dance.

A Simple Guide To The Hindu Holiday Season

Mishri Bhatia | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Mishri Bhatia

Each year, India comes alive for a month filled with Hindu festivals, rituals and celebration. It's the most auspicious time of the year!

Navratri 2011: Celebrating The Mother Goddess During The Festival Of Nine Nights (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion

Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2011, Navratri starts on Sept. 28 and lasts until Oct. 6. Durga Puja celebrations begin...