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Worshipping a god or goddess in fact is paying homage to the great shining light at the core of your being. You acknowledge that there is more than everyday reality and honor it. The various godheads are different 'gestalts', energy beings, or facets of the...
Religion & Philosophy >> Deities & Heros
Renewal, Worship, Cocoa and Home
from the valley floor i watch as the first green-gold rays a hint of glory to come burst victoriously from behind blue mountains capped with blinding white in the distance dim and barely heard the crow of a rooster lowing of cattle snowbirds begin their daily...
Poetry & Fable >> Poetry
King James Bible: John, Chapter 4
Chapter 4 4:1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) 4:3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4:4 And he must...
New Testament >> John
Wicca: It's Traditions and Concepts
What is Wicca? | Wiccan Traditions | Wiccan Concepts What is Wicca? 'An it Harm None, Do what Thou Will' shall be the whole of the law. It's the rede that most Wiccan witches around the world bind themselves to. What exactly is Wicca? It's a religion based on...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Jezebel was a Phoenician princess and the daughter of Ethbaal, the king of Baal-worshipping Sidonians. Jezebel literally means
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
The Book of the Law, Liber 220, Part III
III;1. Abrahadabra; the reward of Ra Hoor Khut. III;2. There is division hither homeward; there is a word not known. Spelling is defunct; all is not aught. Beware! Hold! Raise the spell of Ra-Hoor-Khuit! III;3. Now let it be first understood that I...
Thelema >> The Book of the Law
An Overview of Gospel Music
Gospels refer to the first four books of the Bible’s New Testament. These hymns became integral part of worship services of “Protestants”.
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Not just Durga, Mahishasur also worshipped in India
HRD Minister Smriti Irani's controversial comments on Durga and Mahishasur appear to ignore the varied folk traditions in which the latter is adulated as a king and an ancestor, experts say.
My Tribal and Dalit Friends worship Durga, celebrate Dussehra
Cuttack-Durga-Immersion By Sagar Satapathy: All of a sudden, most of us woke up to the fact that a section of students from Left leaning political outfits at JNU teach us the “alternative readings” where Devi Durga is depicted as a “Sex Worker” and ...
The hypocrisy of religion
Worship the image of the goddess of learning, but give short shrift to the value of learning itself. Religion teaches us to worship Durga, embodiment of Shakti, the power of femininity.
Vestige of ancient cult
Worship of female power as Sakti/Durga (Kotravai), dates back several centuries, Tamil literature, including Silappadikaram having references. That Kannagi, heroine of the epic is herself worshipped, is another story.
Pamphlet shown by Irani not ours: Mahishasura Divas organisers in JNU
Many adivasi (tribal) communities worship Mahishasura and believe that the gods plotted against him to kill him because he had threatened Brahmanical dominance. Why the government wants to dictate us whether we should worship Durga or Mahishasura?

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