Holidays

Ramadan

Ramadan is a holy month dedicated to fasting, which commemorates Muhammad’s reception of the Quran, a process Muslims believe began during the month of Ramadan. Fasting during Ramadan is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam, required by all practicing Muslims.

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Denominations

Shrine Shinto

Shrine Shinto has no founder and did not originate as a denomination of Shinto. Rather, it was a series of beliefs and practices that remained after the nationalistic elements of State Shinto were purged in the aftermath of World War II. It has also been described as an institutionalization of State Shinto. Shrine Shinto was promoted as a non-religious belief system, even though it certainly contained spiritual elements. Being a Shinto adherent served instead as a civil responsibility of Japane

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Symbols

Mudras

In Hinduism and Buddhism, mudras are specific gestures made with the fingers and hands that have symbolic and spiritual significance.  There are several hundred mudras, each with its own particular significance.  One of the most common mudras is the anjali mudra, formed by pressing the hands together palm to palm: it is a symbol of respect and adoration. A practitioner assumes a mudra, or symbolic gesture, often used during yoga Although mudras are not as important in early Bud

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Daoism
Overview

Daoism Overview

Daoism is one of the largest religions native to China. Daoism’s earliest roots trace to a philosophical text called the Daode Jing 道德經, composed around the 4th century BCE. This text, attributed to a man called Laozi 老子,The name Lǎozǐ translates literally to "old master." It is thus uncertain whether the name Lǎozǐ signifies an actual name or a title. advocated following the natural order of things. A frequently used metaphor is that Daoists should act like a stream when a large rock is dr

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Biographies

Yama

Yama, or Yamaraja, generally serves as the god of death and the ruler of the underworld in Hinduism and Buddhism. While not a major deva, he is tasked with taking care of a very important aspect of Indian religious life. Not only the god of death, Yama is also described as the father of mankind. Yama is also one of several deities believed to have power and guardianship over one of the ten directions, The ten directions include the cardinal directions , the ordinal directions , the zenith , and

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