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SOUTH AFRICAN HINDU MAHA SABHA INTERFAITH HARMONY AND SOCIAL COHESION WORKSHOP PRESS RELEASE

The South African Hindu Maha Sabha interfaith harmony and social cohesion webinar workshop (24 September 2020) Facebook live video received over 15 000 organic views, shares and other engagements from the public in the first 96 hours of publishing. Common themes in the presentations were tolerance, respect, peace and harmony. There was [...]

By |2020-09-28T08:20:22+00:00September 28th, 2020|

SAHMS Anti-Corruption Petition

SAHMS Anti-Corruption Petition A common thread in Hindu scriptures (and indeed, in all faiths) is the call to fight for justice and righteousness, and corruption is a deviation from this path. Corruption is a pandemic in South Africa and is most prominent and entrenched in the sectors of government that are tasked with addressing [...]

By |2020-09-03T11:18:36+00:00August 31st, 2020|

THE ROLE SPIRITUALITY IS PLAYING AMONGST COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a wave of fear and uncertainty to every single one of us. We have had to concede and adjust to “the new norm” for an undefined time period. Often we are left not knowing whom to turn to for support and assistance. While this global pandemic is [...]

By |2020-08-14T10:09:49+00:00August 28th, 2020|

Adhik Maas

English meaning of the festival Adhika means “extra,” and Maas means “month”. The Adhika Maas is also referred to as Mala Maas and Puroshottama Maas. It is named Mala Maas because this month is as it were the dirt or refuse of time. Adhika Maas is said to be the month of [...]

By |2020-08-27T11:29:15+00:00August 27th, 2020|

Purattasi

English meaning of the festival Purattasi is a Hindu festival celebrating the Hindu deity, Venkateswara. Purattasi is the name of the Tamil month. How the date is decided annually Purattasi is observed from mid-September to mid-October annually. Significance of the festival to Hinduism Since our physical body is prone to ailments and is [...]

By |2020-08-27T11:27:40+00:00August 27th, 2020|

Mahalaya Paksham

English meaning of the festival The Sanskrit word Pitra refers to our immediate ancestors, our departed relatives and friends, the earliest Rishis (sages) and God in all His aspects.  The observance of Mahalaya Paksha and Pitra Paksha, involves intense Bhakti to God, as does every Hindu Religious observance. In addition, devotees pray [...]

By |2020-08-27T11:25:09+00:00August 27th, 2020|

Pitra Paksha

English meaning of the festival The Sanskrit word Pitra refers to our immediate ancestors, our departed relatives and friends, the earliest Rishis (sages) and God in all His aspects.  The observance of Mahalaya Paksha and Pitra Paksha, involves intense Bhakti to God, as does every Hindu Religious observance. In addition, devotees pray [...]

By |2020-08-27T11:20:32+00:00August 27th, 2020|
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