Rukmani Sharma fears the virus that has turned the world upside down. But as a devout Hindu, she also fears for her soul.
COVID-19 restrictions mean that the 71-year-old woman won’t be allowed to go to temple Thursday to celebrate the birthday of the Hindu god Ram, and she says she’s “feeling guilty.”
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The event is part of a nationwide campaign called ...
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Homemade shrines of Hindu deities adorn students’ dorm rooms and apartments in place of the sacred images found in temples to celebrate Diwali because of busy schedules and long commutes to temples.
Diwali, a Hindu holiday that honors the precedence of light over darkness, marks a new year of spiritual and literal prosperity, said Donald Davis, professor and department chair of Asian studies. The weeklong holiday, which begins Oct. 27, involves prayers that can occur in a temple or at home, Davis said.
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For six years, members of the Krishna community have gathered in a refurbished classroom in a former Seventh-day Adventist school to chant and sing before a small altar decorated with flowers and statues of deities.