Tag Archives: Religions of the World

Revisiting the Caste System

Today, I was going to post on death rituals or mummification and reincarnation but as I was doing research, I got interested in learning about caste systems in India and ancient Egypt.   I always feel  a tad tenuous speaking … Continue reading

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Festival of Lights

Diwali is the most popular holiday in India. It is  a Hindu holiday  but also celebrated by the Sikhs ( a Sikh shown at the Golden Temple.) One hope that most faith systems in the world share is victory of … Continue reading

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Eklingji Temple, My Favorite. . . . .

  This temple, Ekklingji  near Udiapur, is my favorite of the Hindu temples in all that I have visited in India. And we visited many of them as 80% of India is Hindu. Why, you might ask? Thinking and wondering … Continue reading

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Sacred Places. . . . Cordaba

This site has been a sacred site since ancient Roman times in Spain. It was a Roman Temple to the goddess Janus who was the double headed goddess. Next it was converted to a Christian church dedicated to St. Vincent … Continue reading

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Tolerance, Respect, and Peace

This is the perfect  example for the spirit of tolerance and respect for practices you may not follow either as a person of faith or  a person of no faith. You might recognize cites I have mentioned: Amritsar. home of … Continue reading

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“Beyond” Varanasi, India. . . . . . Sadhu Documentary

I love when this happens on WordPress.  A  very talented  blogger, Seta Rasa,http://sitarasa.com/ sent me this amazing video of three young photographers in Varanasi filming Sadhus. I know it is long, but for those of you who are interested, here … Continue reading

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Motley Crew

Namaste! The Sadu, who is dressed in the Hindu color of saffron was wondering the streets of Varanasi when I met him.  Varanasi is considered the oldest continuously inhabited city, 9000 years old)  on earth by the Hindus.  With archaeologists … Continue reading

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