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Fasting In Hinduism

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Hinduism: An Overview
Hinduism is believed to be the oldest organized religion in the world. It ranks as the third largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam.
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Juice Fasting 1.01: Building Will
Two of the biggest problems with any metaphysical pursuit are: 1. Lack of will power 2. Dietary caused low energy levels Will Power: Will power is quite different from 'personality strength'. Just because a person has great personality strength does not mean...
Psychic Abilities >> Psychic Development
Survivalists' Guide for the New Millennium: Chapter 6
AS THE WORM TURNS Health and well being are part of the natural birthright of the human being. With all of its organs intact, the right diet, exercise and mental focus, a human body can overcome any disease. Even so, the effects of living in this...
Philosophy >> Survivalists Guide for the New Millennium
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is the day when God handed to Moses the second set of the Ten Commandments. This occurred after the completion of the second 40 days of guidance from God.
Religions >> Judaism
An Overview of Karma
Karma is a Sanskrit word than means act or action. In a nutshell, Karma is all about reaping the consequences of one’s action.
Spirits >> The Soul
Religions >> Buddhism
Spirits >> Reincarnation

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A Look at the Hindu Maha Shivaratri Festival
It is said that Lord Shiva himself is pleased with people who honor him through fasting, all-night vigil, and the offering of bael leaves. Thus, these three main activities generally mark the Maha Shivaratri festival.
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Swasthani Vrata Katha is a month-long Hindu festival during which women fast and pray to the goddess Swasthani to ask for the care and prosperity of their spouses and family members. Younger girls fast and pray to get good husbands.
Faith and Action: Many cultures, religions recommend regular fasting
The Bhagavad Gita, one of the sacred texts of Hinduism, speaks to the right attitude in which we live our lives, including when we fast: “That offering I accept, lovingly made / With pious will. Whate'er thou doest, Prince!
Why it isn't 'depraved' to look at Mahishasura as the victim
The joyous celebration of Durga Puja, accompanied by endless feasting in West Bengal, contrasts with the austere vegetarianism and, in some cases, fasting, by North Indian Hindus during Navaratri. And as Sitaram Yechury of the CPI(M) pointed out in ...

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