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Easter. The great gift of Hope!

March 31, 2024, 7:06 a.m.

Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion and is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayers and penance. The real celebration begins with…

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Good Friday

March 29, 2024, 8:26 a.m.

Good Friday commemorates the crucification of Jesus Christ on the cross, on Mount Calvary in Jerusalem, nearly 2,000 years ago. It is a day of reflection and reverence, fasting, prayers and church s…

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The kerala Pesaha appam on Maundy Thursday!

March 27, 2024, 11:14 a.m.

While most of us have certainly heard about the Christian festivals of  Good Friday and Easter, Maundy Thursday is a day that commemorates Jesus Christ's Last Supper with his disciples. It is ob…

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The Power of Silence!

Feb. 9, 2024, 5:27 a.m.

Mauni Amawasya/ Maghi Amawasya is considered to be one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar and among all the twelve new moons of the year, the new moon of Magh month is considered to be…

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Gateway to Heaven! Vaikuntha!

Dec. 20, 2023, 12:01 p.m.

Vaikuntha, also called Vishnuloka is the abode of Vishnu, the supreme deity in the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, and his consort, Lakshmi, the supreme goddess. In Vaishnava literature, Vaikunth…

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Prathamashtami

Dec. 4, 2023, 11 p.m.

A few days before Prathamshtami, it is a common sight to see people in Odisha buying turmeric leaves in bunches for the festival of Prathamashtami which falls on the Krishnapaksha Ashtami tithi of th…