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Odisha celebrates women, Mother Earth, menstruation in 3-day Raja Praba festival
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Odisha celebrates women, Mother Earth, menstruation in 3-day Raja Praba festival

Women and girls are celebrated and all agricultural activity is stopped to let nature rejuvenate.

On Diwali, understanding the nature of wealth through the mythology connected with goddess Lakshmi
India

On Diwali, understanding the nature of wealth through the mythology connected with goddess Lakshmi

As the goddess associated with the perhaps the biggest Indian festival — Diwali — this seems a timely moment to deepen our understanding of Lakshmi, and all that she represents.

Nepalis celebrate Kumari Puja in Kathmandu to ward off bad luck, prevent diseases
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Nepalis celebrate Kumari Puja in Kathmandu to ward off bad luck, prevent diseases

The girls dress up as Kumari and are pre-pubescent girls thought to be earthly incarnations of divine feminine energy, manifestations of the goddess known as Taleju, the Nepalese name for Durga

At Kerala's Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple, devotees pray to be rid of their 'demons'
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At Kerala's Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple, devotees pray to be rid of their 'demons'

The Sri Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple, situated in Ernakulam, Kerala, is not merely a Hindu shrine of worship, but a place of 'exorcism' and healing

Goddess, woman or both? This powerful photo series address Indian society's double standards
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Goddess, woman or both? This powerful photo series address Indian society's double standards

A Mumbai-based photographer has released a photo-series that compares Indian women to the Indian goddess, to reveal our double standards.

Goddess Kali showcased on the Empire State building in NYC and here's why
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Goddess Kali showcased on the Empire State building in NYC and here's why

Goddess Kali took over New York City last week, quite literally and it's breathtaking!

In Gujarat, all schools asked to perform 'compulsory' Saraswati Vandana
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In Gujarat, all schools asked to perform 'compulsory' Saraswati Vandana

The Ahmedabad School Board has whipped up a controversy with its circular asking all schools to hold 'Saraswati Vandana' on Vasant Panchami on Saturday

Maa Saraswati in Bastar missionary schools: VHP plays the big bully
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Maa Saraswati in Bastar missionary schools: VHP plays the big bully

VHP responding to misdeeds of some missionaries by trying to introduce Hindu symbols into a missionary school is a way of flexing muscle.

Durga Ma as battered wife: A giant step backward for womankind
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Durga Ma as battered wife: A giant step backward for womankind

A new public awareness campaign is making waves for portraying Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga as victims of domestic violence. It does great disservice to both our goddesses and our women.