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Makarsankranti

English meaning of the festival Makar refers to the star sign Capricorn while Sankranti means transition/passing of sun from one zodiac sign to another. Makar Sankranti heralds the end of winter and the arrival of spring throughout the Northern Hemisphere. How the date is decided annually Makara Sankranti is a solar event [...]

By |2021-01-06T09:15:29+00:00January 6th, 2021|

Clare Estate Umgeni Hindu Crematorium Society Covid 2nd wave memorandum

 5 Jan 2021   Dear Priests, Pastors, Undertakers, Family Members and the General Public  The Covid 2nd Wave is far more dangerous as evidenced by the higher number of deaths that we are currently experiencing. The stringent rules, regulations and laws are being enforced to protect our staff, your staff and the general [...]

By |2021-01-06T07:51:23+00:00January 6th, 2021|

SAHMS Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 3

SAHMS Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 3 Covid-19 Pandemic In spite of the many months since the declaration of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we continue to be affected by the ongoing struggle against this virus. There are worrying signs that we have now entered a “second wave” as the number of infections begin to rise exponentially: [...]

By |2020-12-23T13:44:16+00:00December 23rd, 2020|

Karthigai Deepam – South African Hindu Maha Sabha(SAHMS)

Karthigai Deepam Celebrated within the Tamil month of Karthigai, Karthigai Deepam is the festival of light that is celebrated globally by the Hindu community. Synonymous with Diwali, Karthigai Deepam celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. On this day, it is believed that Lord Shiva first appeared on Earth as an infinite beam of golden [...]

By |2020-11-28T15:02:38+00:00November 28th, 2020|

Mental Health in the Elderly (Especially during COVID-19)

Mental Health in the Elderly (Especially during COVID-19) The uncertainty and fear of the pandemic can have increased effect on the minds of the aged, as they are aware of their vulnerability. The fear of passing remains misplaced within the existential fear of losing their loved ones and guilt of possibly being the carriers [...]

By |2020-12-22T07:34:05+00:00November 23rd, 2020|

Speech by Nelson Mandela at Diwali Celebration held at Durban City Hall

3 November 1991, Sunday Diwali brings back for me memories of days on Robben Island. Regularly at this time of year when our Hindu friends the world over were preparing to celebrate the Festival of Lights we would be visited by Hindu priests. I recall Mr. Govender from Cape Town and Mr. [...]

By |2020-11-06T14:02:56+00:00November 6th, 2020|

Gita Jayanti

English meaning of the festivalGita Jayanti is the celebration of the anniversary of the sacred scripture the Bhagavad Gita. Jayanti means victory.How the date is decided annuallyAnnually, it occurs on the 11th day (EKADASI) of the bright half (SHUKLA PAKSHA) of the month of MAARGSHEESH (November/December).Significance of the festival to HinduismThe Bhagavad Gita is [...]

By |2020-11-04T09:17:18+00:00November 4th, 2020|

Kartik Purnima

English meaning of the festivalKarthik refers to the month and Purnima means full moon. It is also known as Tripuri Purnima and Tripurari Purnima. It is sometimes called Deva-Diwali or Deva-Deepavali, the festival of lights of the gods.How the date is decided annuallyKartika Purnima is celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik. Kartik.Significance of the festival to [...]

By |2020-11-04T09:47:31+00:00November 3rd, 2020|
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