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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|

WOMEN’S DAY 2020 AND BEYOND

Women's Day means different things to different people. To some it is a day to reflect on the struggles of the women who have helped bring us to where we find ourselves today, to others it is a day to celebrate the women in our own lives, their unique attributes and the [...]

By |2020-08-07T08:46:37+00:00August 21st, 2020|

THE GENDERED FACE OF COVID 19: WOMEN AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND/OR OTHER INJUSTICES.

Covid 19 pounced upon us bringing fear and anxiety for the health and safety of people throughout the world. The harsh consequence of Covid 19 came to us in South Africa at the end of March with the lockdown which came with many more challenges for women in our society. Access to [...]

By |2020-08-19T06:31:55+00:00August 19th, 2020|

A BUSINESS WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE

Namaskaram, thank you Hindu Maha Sabha of South Africa for allowing me to be a part of your Woman’s Day Programme. On the 26th of March 2020 the South African government announced a national lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid 19, that was meant to last only 21 days. Small businesses [...]

By |2020-08-07T08:44:26+00:00August 17th, 2020|
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